Curriculum Pioneers for Expressive Arts

‘Together, we have a real opportunity to create a world class curriculum for Wales.’ Curriculum Pioneers for Expressive Arts How ‘Donaldson ready’ is your school? Do you have a teacher passionate about the Expressive Arts? We have been given an incredible opportunity to shape the new curriculum and as a teachers of Expressive Arts we…

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Dinas Bran Hill Race Results 3rd May 2017

Congratulations to all those who took part. Results below: Position Time Name Age Club 1 30.38 Jez Brown V40 Buckley 2 30.50 Ifan Richards V35 MTB Wales 3 31.15 Stephen Corbishley Sen Aberystwyth Univesity 4 32.07 Ben Goodtiller Sen Wrexham Tri 5 33.08 Jim O’Hara V35 Helsby 6 33.11 Phil Pumford Sen Buckley 7 33.16…

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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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