Ysgol Dinas Bran

Name Ysgol Dinas Bran
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date
Estyn Inspection Rating 3
Address Dinbren Road, LL20 8TG
Phone Number 01978 860669
Type Secondary (ages 11-19)
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1043 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.8
Local Authority Denbighshire
Percentage Free School Meals 12.7%
Catchment Area Information Available No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England

Ysgol Dinas Br£n is a bilingual, 11 to 18 mixed comprehensive school. It is located in the town of Llangollen and serves the town and surrounding areas. The school is maintained by Denbighshire local authority but around 70% of pupils come from regions within Wrexham local authority and a few pupils come from two other neighbouring local authorities. There are 1,062 pupils on roll, including 135 pupils in the sixth form. This is higher than at the time of the last inspection when there were 984 pupils, including 210 in the sixth form. Around 12.5% of pupils are eligible for free school meals, which is lower than the national average of 16.4% for secondary schools. Around 6.6% of pupils live in the 20% most deprived areas in Wales. Nearly all pupils are white, British and 1.2% of pupils speak English as an additional language compared to the Wales average of 3.0%. Currently, around 26% of pupils are on the special educational needs register, which is higher than the national average of 22.9% for secondary schools. Just over 1% of pupils has a statement of special educational needs; this is lower than the national average of 2.4%. This school is a Curriculum for Wales pioneer school for the expressive arts. The headteacher has been in post since September 2018. The senior leadership team consists of two deputy headteachers, one assistant headteacher and an acting assistant headteacher.