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Ysgol Dinas Brân
Success Through Effort

Headteacher's Welcome

Dear Parent/Carer/Visitor,

Welcome to our highly successful bilingual School. At Ysgol Dinas Brân, we aim to ensure that all our children succeed in a happy, caring and secure environment.

We are extremely proud of our school, which achieves high standards through high expectations, excellent teaching and great support for the children.

In our 2018 Estyn report, inspectors noted: “Learning managers, with the support of the assistant learning managers and the rest of the inclusion team, work enthusiastically together and offer pupils strong support and guidance. This has had a positive impact on improving the pupils’ resilience and wellbeing”.

Our exam results have ranked us amongst the highest achieving schools across Wales. We are constantly striving to further improve, to ensure that all our students are leaving Ysgol Dinas Brân with the qualifications and skills to ensure success in their future pathways.

We are a popular bilingual school with approximately 1100 students including a thriving sixth form of 150 students. Our A-Level results are excellent and consistently place us amongst the top A-Level providers, with all students gaining their places at University or higher apprenticeships.

Our successes are founded on a bedrock of strong pastoral care. We support all students as individuals, be they more able and talented or students with additional learning needs. All are supported by a form tutor, who works closely with the Learning Manager and an Assistant Learning Manager to provide the best possible care for each child. Our philosophy is simple; we expect each student to work hard, behave well and show politeness and courtesy to others.

Our motto is “Success Through Effort” and we aim for all students to achieve their very best, both academically and in extra-curricular life. There are many opportunities to excel, whether through sporting, musical, dramatic pursuits or taking on extra responsibilities such as student council rep or peer mentor. These are just some of the features that make Ysgol Dinas Brân so distinctive. We offer a wide range of courses at Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 creating a rich and diverse curriculum. Through our Welsh medium dimension, around 125 students study their subjects through Welsh. We are proud of our bilingual status, where students and parents can choose a preferred medium for education. We relish the strong international links we have established over a number of years with schools abroad and the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod.

Ysgol Dinas Brân is an excellent place for your child’s education. If you wish to find out more, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Mr M Hatch

Head Teacher

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 Ysgol Dinas Brân is a local community school with an international reputation for excellence. We hope our prospectus conveys 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 Prospectus