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Welcome to Ysgol Bryn Elian

We are a well-ordered successful and happy foundation school, located on a spacious site with excellent facilities. The school's beautiful coastal location provides a quiet and attractive setting for the students to enjoy the full range of our amenities.

We have long been recognised for the care and individual attention given to our children. Having 900 pupils across the age range of 11 to 18, we are a medium sized comprehensive school in comparison to some other secondary schools which gives us the advantage of knowing our children well and being able to help them become successful members of this and the wider community. Our children talk fondly of the teachers here and the quality of care that they receive. They have a real sense of pride in being associated with Bryn Elian because we all see ourselves as a family school.

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Further information about Bryn Elian can be found in our prospectus along with our extensive range of courses in our school prospectus and sixth form prospectus

Parent Letters

Download the latest letters, newsletters and other important school information for parents here

School Curriculum

The school offers a wide range of curriculm courses. For more detailed information on each subject view our curriculum options here


All pupils are expected to wear the school uniform correctly. By wearing the uniform a pupil is endorsing his or her pride in being a member of Ysgol Bryn Elian. More information about Bryn Elian's school uniform code can be found here

School Contacts

If you need to contact a certain member of staff please find a list of useful school contacts here


WisePay offers a secure, convenient means of payment for many school services including daily school dinners, school trips or events and music tuition. Access the WisePay online payment portal

News & Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

  • Year 10 Parents Evening January 12th

  • Year 12 Introduction Evening January 17th

  • Mock Exam week - Jan 30th to Feb 3rd

  • Year 9 Parents Evening Thursday 9th February

  • Half Term Break - February 20th - 24th

  • HPV Immunisations Thursday March 9th

  • Year 8 Parents’ Evening Thursday March 16th

  • Year 9 Immunisations Thursday March 30th

  • Year 11 Immunisations Thursday April 6th

Latest News

Education Secretary Visits Bryn Elian

Ysgol Bryn Elian staff and students were delighted to welcome Cabinet Secretary for Education Kirsty Williams to the school on Monday 21st November 2016…

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Science on the Move

Lab in a Lorry, a mobile science lab for young people, visited Colwyn Bay on October 11th and 12th to connect young people in the region to science. Local school groups will take part in organised visits to the Lab which was based at Ysgol Bryn Elian…

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GCSE Results 2016

Ysgol Bryn Elian is once again celebrating a remarkable set of GCSE results, adding to the great success of last week’s ‘A’ level results. Year on year increase has resulted in 2016 being the best set of results ever with a minimum of 90% of students gaining at least 3 A*/A or equivalent – An amazing statistic...

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A' Level Results 2016

Once again, we are delighted with the outstanding results achieved by our dedicated and hard working pupils adding the continued positive trends over the last few years. All students gained qualifications with in excess of 67% of pupils gaining A*/A or equivalent in at least one subject area...

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About our School

  • large attractive campus on the edge of open fields
  • Fully equipped theatre for large scale productions
  • Each classroom equipped with interactive white board and data projector
  • Music suite with up to date technology
  • Dedicated learning support area
  • Full SENCO support
  • 4 fully equipped ICT rooms
  • Fully equipped 3D learning suite
  • Well equipped science laboratories
  • All-weather sports pitch and tennis courts

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