Welcome to Ysgol Dinas Brân’s website. We hope that within these pages you will gain a flavour of what life is like at our school and be encouraged to come and visit us to find out more.
Here at Dinas Brân we care. We combine the best traditions of a thoughtful and rigorous education with the most modern teaching styles. Our philosophy is based on praise, celebration and working together so that all can be successful. Every child matters. Every child is important to us and each needs to be challenged, motivated and supported. The facilities, ethos, equipment and resources create a positive, inclusive and exciting atmosphere for learning suitable for the 21st century. We are committed to inspire our students to aim high and achieve their potential in an atmosphere of supportive collaboration.
We are a friendly and outgoing community that seeks to develop and nurture all our students' interests and abilities from our youngest pupils in the Lower School, through to our seniors in the Sixth Form. We are proud of our students' achievements and they, in turn, are proud of their school.
Our teachers are an excellent team of professionals who are highly motivated and specialists in their fields whose teaching is regarded as excellent. Facilities are good and our school is judged to be outstanding by Denbighshire County Council and good by The Schools Inspectorate Body, ESTYN. Students are enthusiastic and engaged in their learning. They are able to develop a good rapport with members of staff and feel able to discuss concerns with staff freely. This is one of the reasons why our results are second to none. The School Inspection Report is available via the following two links: English or Welsh
We realise that choosing the right secondary school for your child is an important decision therefore we want help you to make the right choice. Dinas Brân is a wonderful learning environment and what makes me proud is that we are able to enrich the life of every young person. There are so many opportunities here and we believe we offer the best education for all children, no matter their ability. This has recently been endorsed in our ESTYN report where inspectors stated that, “the school is an inclusive community which values and supports every child".
I have been headteacher here for seven years and have led the School through many exciting changes and improvements. The school has developed and come a long way in that time, as we have been able to build a firm foundation and develop strategies to help each and every child. Tried and tested ideas and methods have been put in place and all staff are a team with one aim, to ensure every child succeeds, our results demonstrate this. 98.2% of our students achieved at least 5A*s to C grades and we have 100% pass rate at A level; and excellent results in English, Maths and Science, even without the re-marking!
I am a parent myself with my two children studying at Dinas Brân. My daughter has just taken her GCSEs and my son is in year 9. I know that my children learn better when they feel safe, happy and comfortable but also when they are excited by what they learn in the classroom. I know your children, like my two children, are unique individuals, with very different strengths, interests and needs. Each child responds to praise and will learn better if they are known and cared about as individuals.
We are very proud of our school, so why not come to visit to see our work in progress?