I am very pleased to welcome you to our school website with this short introduction. I
was appointed Headteacher of Ysgol Pen y Bryn in 2014 and on every day that has
since passed; I have felt the pride and privilege of leading our wonderful school.
On behalf of our pupils, staff and governors, I welcome you to our website, which will
give you a glimpse of the amazing work that takes place at Ysgol Pen y Bryn, as well
as providing access to a variety of useful and important information about our school.
Ysgol Pen y Bryn is a forward thinking special school for pupils aged 3 to 19 with a
wide range of additional learning needs. Our school is comprised of two sites, our
Primary and Secondary campus in Clase and our newly opened Post 16 campus in
First and foremost, our pupils are at the heart of all that we do at Pen y Bryn.
We have a long-standing commitment to provide all of our pupils with the very best
learning experiences, as well as empowering them to make important decisions
about future developments within our school. We continue to work within the guiding
principles of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
We are an outstanding school with many examples of sector leading practice. Above
all, we pride ourselves on providing very high quality provision and standards for pupil
(and staff) wellbeing. Our CARES core values and THRIVE philosophy ensure that
our pupils feel safe, secure and are in good health, before they can attend to high
quality learning. We have had a direct input into the development of the Curriculum for
Wales and we are well on the way to its full implementation. All of our pupils
understand that the purpose of their learning is to:
• Be Ambitious – ready to learn and try my best
• Be Confident – healthy mind, healthy body, healthy relationships
• Be Creative – working together to create and achieve
• Be Ethical – doing the right thing
Our curriculum is one specifically designed to meet the individual needs of our pupils.
We focus heavily on Communication, Digital Competency, Literacy, Numeracy,
Wellbeing, and life skills. Our governors and staff are committed to ensuring that we
are a caring, thriving community where everyone is a learner and all learners exceed
the expectations society holds for them.
With the warmest of wishes,