World Book Day 2017

The day was declared a great success by the students. We held Harry Potter Quizzes, gave out free books to all who wanted them, held a coffee morning for parents and the general public, had a Harry Potter themed lunch menu in our school restaurant, held a raffle and generally had fun. Several hundred students joined…

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Dear Parents/Carers

Happy New Year! Blwyddyn Newydd Dda! We are delighted to be placed in the “Green” (or top) band this year in the Welsh National Categorisation system. We are the only school in Denbighshire to be placed in this band and one of only six high schools in North East Wales. The categorisation reflects exam outcomes…

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Jubilation All Round

Four pupils from our Sixth Form had cause for celebration in January following the news that their application to either Oxford or Cambridge University had been successful. Bethan Morris, not pictured, (Medicine at Homerton College, Cambridge), and Elinor McSorley, (Biomedical Sciences at Magdalen College, Oxford) have both received unconditional offers having already completed their A…

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VERY IMPORTANT DATES

National Literacy and Numeracy Tests for ALL year 7, 8 and 9 pupils: May 2nd – 5th GCSE examinations for year 11 and some year 10: May 9th – June 22nd AS and A level examinations for years 12 and 13: May 15th – June 29th Please avoid making appointments and booking holidays during these…

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Eligibility for Free School Meals

We have a number of students who are currently in receipt of free school meals, but have recently become aware that there are a number of students who received them in primary school but have not made an application to receive them in Ysgol Dinas Brân. If you receive any of the following, your son/daughter…

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Charity Group Update

Christmas time is always a busy time for the Charity Group. Once again pupils and staff contributed to the Operation Christmas Child Appeal.  Over 100 boxes were filled. A massive thank you to everyone who contributed to this. Another one of our favourite charity days is the Christmas Jumper Day on the last day of…

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World Book Day – March 2nd

This day is the Library’s fundraiser. It is a big event in the Ysgol Dinas Brân calendar which staff and students alike look forward to.  Fancy dress is the norm with departments/forms actively trying to outdo each other. Students/Staff fancy dress and civvies £1. This year we are hosting a Harry Potter themed day with…

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Discovery Club

I tried to think of a good Science joke to spice this article up but all the good ones Argon. Discovery Club continues to be a success with roughly 20 students attending every week. Since Christmas we have been busy doing numerous fun activities. We have been looking at how helicopters work and testing the…

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Maths Challenge 2016 Success

Congratulations to Jess Brown and Julian Gonzales who took part in the follow-on round of the Senior Maths Challenge set by Leeds University. They both performed exceptionally well and received participation certificates with Julian’s score earning him a Merit. Well done!!! Our talented mathematicians in year 9, 10 and 11 have taken part in the…

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PIXL MATHS APP

Staff and students in the Maths Department are excited to be introducing the pixl maths app to aid with maths revision for exams and to support classwork. http://mathsapp.pixl.org.uk/ School ID: DB4638 User ID: SURNAMEFIRSTNAME Password: FIRSTNAME The app gives students access to a wealth of video examples and interactive questions which will enhance their understanding…

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