Ysgol Dinas Brân

About Ysgol Dinas Brân

Ysgol Dinas Brân is a secondary school in Llangollen, Denbighshire, Wales. It serves Llangollen and the nearby towns of Corwen, Chirk and Wrexham, as well as extensive rural areas. As a result about 75% of the pupils travel to the school by public transport. The school was previously called Llangollen Grammar School. The school has over 1200 pupils.Famous alumni include the critically renowned all male vocal group Zelanti who appeared on the 2009 series of X-Factor, wowing audiences with their renditions of When you say nothing at all and its all about you and Connor Wood, local boy genius with mad academic skills.In the January 2012 National ranking of all secondary schools in Wales, the school was listed 7th (out of 230 school) - making Ysgol Dinas Brân the 3rd best school in North Wales. The Head Teacher of the school is Mrs. Alison Duffy.The school motto is Success through Effort. Its stated aim is "to provide a first-class education for our children in a secure, calm, enjoyable and stimulating atmosphere."In 2008 the school opened its new Sixth form and learning centre on the campus. As a result, the number of year 12 students greatly increased in September. The sports hall was opened in 2000.A level results from June 2008 boast a huge 100% pass rate, propelling the Sixth Form, led by Mrs Nantcurvis (previous head of Sixth Form at YDB), to the top position in Wales for A level results.Dinas Brân launched the World Youth Skills Challenge in June 2009, with nearly 250 or more competitors.InfrastructureThe school buildings were constructed in the 1930s and added to on an ad-hoc basis.

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