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Bryn y Deryn and the Carnegie Centre is closed until further notice. If you are a key worker or need information regarding provisions for your child, please contact your local authority.

Thank you for your help and support during this time.

Further information below:

Free School Meal Provision from Friday 3rd April 2020


Please click the document below:

Welcome to Bryn y Deryn / Creoso i Ysgol Bryn y Deryn 


"Together we create opportunities for everyone to realise their potential and maximise their success, within a warm, caring and stimulating environment" 

Bryn y Deryn caters for learners from throughout the County of Cardiff with a capacity for 48 Key Stage 4 learners.  Each class of 6 is taught by qualified teaching staff and is supported by a teaching assistant.


The team of teaching and non-teaching staff offer a wide range of expertise and support to learners at the centre.  Staff deliver subjects at Entry Level, GCSE, BTEC and ASDAN qualifications.


At BYD we are proud of the success our learners make during their time here.  In the last academic year 100% of learners left with a recognised qualification.  Many learners achieved Level 1 and some learners reached Level 2. 

Click the link for a prospectus 


Bryn y Deryn 

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Carnegie Centre

Carnegie is a small unit who cater for 16 learners at KS4. Learners that attend Carnegie have a variety of needs that most main stream school cannot accommodate. There are 5 teaching staff and 2 teaching assistants.


The team of teaching and non-teaching staff offer a wide range of expertise and support to learners, and we are all fully aware of how difficult most of you find it to even enter the building let alone attend on a full time basis.


We work on the principal of small steps, making you feel comfortable, and then making sure you reach your full potential.


It is important to realise that all learners who attend this unit feel the same way as you, and go through the same emotions getting here. We work as a family, supporting each other, and giving space in equal measures without making it an issue.


At Carnegie we are proud of the success our students make during their time here not only academically but socially and emotionally too. In the last academic year 100% of learners left with a recognised qualification. 

Click the link for a prospectus:      Year 10                       Year 11 

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Religious Education
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Pupil Inclusion Project


Pupil Inclusion Project

The Pupil Inclusion Project is a project for Young People with difficulties, not for Difficult Young People.


Education changes lives, it provides opportunity, it enables individuals to shape their futures, it builds stronger, more tolerant and cohesive societies, it is the foundation of a strong economy.  In short, education matters.’


Qualified for Life.  An education improvement plan for 3-19 year olds in Wales.  


We offer a programme that is Empowering, Participative, Expressive, Education and Fun (some of the time)


Welsh Government. 




  • The aim of the Project is to help develop the academic, personal and social potential of each individual in the most professional and concerned way, and  to support Young People’s reintegration into mainstream education, Vocational training or further education.


  • A planned programme of events is produced each term, with the help of the young people, to encourage ownership and empowerment. The project is delivered on  a weekly basis throughout the school year. 


  • Each young person attends day per week at Gabalfa Community  Centre and the remainder of the week at either, Bryn–Y-Deryn, or work based training providers.




  • We seek to raise each pupil’s self esteem and confidence  and thereby develop their life and social skills.

  • Each Young Person is treated as an individual, through our flexible, informal approach we provide an organic, safe and stimulating learning environment giving opportunity to develop personal knowledge and skills. 

  • We achieve this by having realistic expectations based on the individual’s history and needs, through initial assessment from our partner the Pupil Referral Unit and our ongoing assessments of emotional, social and academic needs. 

  • Setting realistic, achievable targets through the Young Person’s choice and a planned programme of events.




  • Offers a broad range of challenging, educational and social experiences.

  • That allows participants to be heard.

  • Promotes interpersonal relationships. 

  • Promotes confidence.

  • Develops appropriate behaviour.

  • Assists with the individual’s moral development.

  • Is structured to suit the needs of the learner

  • Provides opportunities for achievement and accreditation. 

  • Celebrates success.

  • Is safe, supportive and non-threatening.

  • Is inclusive.

  • Removes the barriers to the development of the individual’s full potential so they become lifelong learners.




  • Adventure, Art & Design, Careers, Community Involvement, Computer Studies, Conservation, Cookery, Coping with adolescence, Emotional Literacy, Employment & Training, Environment, First Aid, Healthy Eating, Hygiene, Music, Outdoor Activities, Photography, Sexual health / CSE, Social Awareness (relationship building), Sporting Activities : Golf, football, rugby, swimming, squash, badminton, boxing and Substance Misuse Training.






  • BTEC Vocational Studies

  • DOFE Award

  • Sports Leadership Award

For more information, please click the link


14-19 Provision



Bryn y Deryn PRU 
Carnegie Centre 

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call


Bryn y Deryn Pupil Referral Unit
Cefn Road
CF14 3HS


Bryn y Deryn Pupil Referral Unit
Cefn Road
CF14 3HS

Tel: 02920 529398
Tel: 02920 529398

School Transport 

If your taxi has not arrived to pick you up, please contact school transport to report 

Tel: 02920 872808
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Opportunities for change and success