School News

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 Entry Level, GCSE, BTEC and other 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. 

Our core aims are for all learners to become:


  • Ambitious, capable learners who are ready to learn throughout their lives.

  • Enterprising, creative contributors who are ready to play a full part in life and work.

  • Ethical, informed citizens who are ready to be citizens of Wales and the world.

  • Healthy, confident individuals who are ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society.

Virtual 360° Tour

14-19 Provision

  • MXC | Motorbike mechanics

  • ACT | Construction / Motor Vehicle Mechanics / Animal Care

  • MPCT | Personal Progression / Public Services / Armed Services / Fitness

  • IN HOUSE SALON | Hair, Beauty and Barbering

  • VOCATIONAL EDUCATION | (Cardiff) Health, Fitness & Nutrition / Animal Care (working with horses Llandaff Riding School) Motorbike Mechanics, Land based studies (Fishing), Entry into Public Service, Music & Technology

  • EDUCATION BUSINESS EXCHANGE | Work experience placements 

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, participate, expressive, education and fun (some of the time)



  • 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 one 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 Bryn y Deryn 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 and design, careers, community involvement, computer studies, conservation, cookery, coping with adolescence, emotional literacy, employment and 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


Bryn y Deryn PRU

Bryn y Deryn Pupil Referral Unit
Cefn Road
CF14 3HS

Tel: 02920 529398

School Transport 

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

Tel: 02920 872808