School Information

Message from the Headteacher

Term Dates

Term opens - Friday 1 September 2017 (Training day)

Half term closes - Friday 27 October 2017

Half term opens - Monday 6 November 2017

Term closes - Friday 22 December 2017


Term opens - Monday 8 January 2018 (Training day)

Half term closes - Friday 9 February 2018

Half term opens - Monday 19 February 2018

Term closes - Friday 23 March 2018


Term opens - Monday 9 April 2018 (Training day)

Half term closes - Friday 25 May 2018

Half term opens - Monday 4 June 2018

Training day—Friday 29 June 2018

Term closes - Friday 20 July 2018


School Day Times

Time Activity
8.47am Warning Bell
8.50am - 9.00am Registration
9.00am - 9.50am Lesson 1
9.50am - 10.40am Lesson 2
10.40am - 11.05am Morning Break
11.05am - 11.55am Lesson 3
11.55am - 12.45pm Lesson 4
12.45pm - 1.20pm Lunch
1.18pm Warning Bell
1.20pm - 1.40pm Registration
1.40pm - 2.30pm Lesson 5
2.30pm -3.20pm Lesson 6



Parents have a legal duty to make sure that their children are properly educated.  Regular attendance means that pupils should be in school from Monday to Friday during the hours of 8.50am-3.20pm. If your child is unable to attend, please ring the school on 01978 720700 before 8.50am and report the absence.

The Welsh Government is very keen to discourage holidays during term time.  As a school, we are put under great pressure, at local and national level, to improve our pupils’ attendance.  We appreciate that holidays are far cheaper in term time, and we have every sympathy with families.  We also understand that parents have their annual leave set by their employers and can only take their holidays at set times.

Holiday forms are available from Achievement Coordinators, however we strongly recommend that holidays are taken within the statutory periods.  If holidays are taken without consent, then absences will be marked as ‘Unauthorised’ on the child’s report at the end of the year.

Absence is monitored very closely and we expect all pupils to achieve a minimum of 97% attendance.


School Uniform

We expect that pupils and students take pride in their appearance and look smart at all times.

More about ‘School Uniform’.


A copy of our School Prospectus, which gives further information about our school, can be downloaded below

Ysgol Bryn Alyn School Prospectus

School Council

We have an active School Council at Ysgol Bryn Alyn, with pupils from every year, elected by their fellows.  The Council meets regularly to discuss various items relating to students, facilities and organisation.

School Library Facilities

Our Librarians are Mrs Taylor and Mrs Perrin.  There are nearly 8000 books available in the Library to help with homework and to encourage pupils to read for pleasure.

Click here for more information about the Library facilities.


The Parent Teacher Association meets regularly as a means of providing information about the school’s activities.  In addition to the support of school functions, the PTA organises a range of social activities to raise funds for the school, including an annual bingo night, a quiz night and the sponsored walk.  The parents of all pupils are automatically members of the PTA.  Further details are available from the Chairperson, Mr. W. Beddoes, who can be contacted at the school.

These are items that have been funded by the PTA, for the benefit of the school:

  • Donation to Berlin trip for individual tour guides
  • Laptop for use in exams
  • Camcorder
  • Fridge for food department
  • Drumkit for music department
  • Gym mats for PE department
  • Microphones
  • Printer for Additional Needs department
  • Prizes for anti bullying competition
  • Online resource for french department
  • Laptop for wellbeing
  • Scientific calculators for the maths department
  • Microwave for the staffroom
  • A punch bag and brackets, stress balls, hand grips. Emotional wellbeing jigsaws for wellbeing

Pupil Deprivation Grant (PDG)

Please click here for further information regarding the PDG


Stationary Items Available to Purchase from School

Please click here for a list of items available for pupils to purchase from the school office.


Dining at School

Please click here for the school menu.  The menu changes regularly, it is always week 1 when we return after a break.