We are a unique, popular and friendly school where every individual can and does succeed. We are proud that our school is a centre of excellence where high expectations lead to the highest standards of achievement and behaviour.
Our students develop confidence and a sense of self-worth. They are encouraged to grow as individuals, fostering self- discipline, respect for others and an understanding of the importance of their role in our community and the world around them.
We are a top performing school where academic standards are high, extra-curricular activities are extensive and discipline is good.
Our school’s motto, “Success through Effort” and our aims “To be the best School in Wales” and “to provide a first-class education for our children in a secure, calm, enjoyable and stimulating atmosphere” are translated into action through the hard work, commitment and expertise of our staff and the happy, positive ethos at our school.
The school is unique in providing first class education and international experiences for all students. At the heart of our international experience, Ysgol Dinas Brân inspires all to become worldwide ambassadors and to champion causes for the underprivileged. All students develop citizenship through links with our partner schools in France, Germany, Hungary, Spain, India, Italy, Poland, and the Yemen, and in our endeavours to become a totally eco-friendly and healthy school.
Ysgol Dinas Brân is a local community school with a national reputation for excellence. We hope our prospectus conveys some of the atmosphere of our school and gives you an insight into what we do. We look forward to welcoming parents and children to our school.
Our school is set on a beautiful hilltop in extensive, well-maintained grounds. Accommodation is used effectively so our students benefit from excellent facilities and resources.
Classrooms are bright and cheerful learning environments where bilingual displays of students’ work celebrate their achievements. ICT facilities are excellent. The school is fully networked so ICT can be accessed by all throughout the school. There are computer suites in all curriculum areas along with interactive teaching. These learning resources and laptops are used by students as study aids.
The Learning Centre is mainly a resource for the Sixth Form and houses three new computer suites, video conferencing facilities, classrooms and study areas. There are outstanding resources for self- supported study.
Recently developed is the “Bwyty’r Castell”, our Castle Restaurant. Breakfasts are served from 8.15am. Hot and cold meals are served at break and lunchtime. Healthy snacks from the Salad and Pasta bar are also available.
The Design and Technology Centre has a brand new catering facility, first class CAD/ CAM resources and a superb textiles suite. Our Arts programmes achieve outstanding results because of first class teaching and new learning resources. We work with visiting 2D and 3D artists to enhance and enliven our school, making it a vibrant and stimulating learning environment. Our Sixth Form students have their own Art studio enabling them to develop their ideas fully.
Facilities for sport are first class, leading to high standards of achievement and a broad curriculum. Our Healthy Schools Initiative means that every student has a fitness plan and target and everyone in the school is encouraged to develop and maintain healthier lifestyles. All students are encouraged to participate in the huge, varied range of lunchtime and after school clubs and activities.