Archived News


Ski Trip 2017

Mrs Ebrey is organising a ski trip to Italy for years 8, 9 & 10, departing on Saturday 18th February and returning on Sunday 26th February 2017.  The destination  is Pila, which is a lovely resort with an excellent snow record.

Interested pupils are asked to obtain a letter from Mrs Ebrey.  A copy of the letter is here.





In February we joined secondary school pupils across the UK in an attempt to break the record for the most people taking part in simultaneous literature quizzes across multiple venues, and we're pleased to announce we did it!

See the press release and more pics here!


Year 9 Options Evening

Next term Year 9 pupils will be finishing their Key Stage 3 courses. The work that they have completed will be assessed and they will receive National Curriculum levels in all subjects.  It is important that they should now consider carefully the next stage in their education.

Options Evening at school is on Wednesday 24th February at 7pm.

Pupil Option Booklet




A huge well done to our 2015 leavers who recently celebrated excellent GCSE results!

Almost half of all pupils attained five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and maths. And more than 60 per cent of pupils achieved five GCSEs at A* to C in any subject.

Head teacher Mr Whiteley said ‘We are all delighted and proud of achievements of our young people. They reflect the tremendous amount of hard work from pupils and staff with excellent support from parents and governors. Well done to all our young people and good luck in the next stage of your journey.’



New Colour Coded School Grading System

A new colour-coded system for schools in Wales has been released.  The new system replaces the school banding system, which was heavily criticised when it was introduced three years ago. The previous system ranked schools in bands between one – five, however the format was axed last year.

We're pleased to announce that Ysgol Bryn Alyn has been categorised as YELLOW -  this means we're a supportive school, described as: "an effective school, has good levels of learner outcomes in key performance indicators, understand and take action to address most areas needing improvement and many aspects of their performance are self-improving."

This is excellent news for the school, well done to all pupils, staff and Governors!

For more information visit





FEBRUARY 2015 - Best Selling Author Cathy Cassidy visits YBA

Read the press release here




Emotional Health & Wellbeing Week 7-11July

Before the summer break YBA held an Emotional Health & Well Being (EHWB) week for years 7 to 10 to help to develop a healthy, successful school community and develop the social, emotional and behavioural skills of pupils.

A whole host of outside agencies visited school during the week to carry out workshops with pupils, including dealing with stress, puberty, sexual health and drugs and alcohol.  The circus also visited and some pupils took part in ‘I’m a Celebrity’ style bush tucker trials!


See the press report here




Recognition for our work to tackle Cyber-Bullying

We have been recognised for our achievements by the High Sheriff of Clwyd.  See the press report here



Lab in a Lorry visits YBA

Lab in a Lorry, a mobile science lab for young people, visited us on Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 June to connect young people to science.  Click here to read more.