Our Achievements

Estyn Inspection 2016

Ysgol Bryn Deva were recognised as having excellent practice in care, support and guidance and partnership working.  The two contrasting initiatives in particular have had a very positive impact on pupil wellbeing and standards of attainment.  These are ‘Clwb Seren Bach’, the school’s nurture group and ‘Touching the Sky’, a project aimed at improving fitness and combating poverty through tackling childhood obesity.

To read more about these initiatives, click on the following link:

Estyn Best Practice Case Study 2016 – Improving wellbeing and standards of attainment.

NQA Healthy Schools

In 2017 Ysgol Bryn Deva was awarded the NQA (National Quality Award) for Healthy Schools. Ysgol Bryn Deva was the tenth school in Flintshire to achieve this prestigious award.

In order to be entered for the National Award the school had to demonstrate excellence in all seven of the Healthy Schools indicators, which include food and fitness, personal development, substance use and misuse, safety, environment, hygiene and wellbeing.

NQA assessors spent 2 days at Ysgol Bryn Deva, and met with children, including members of the School Council, staff, governors and parents as well as visiting breakfast club, the school canteen and experiencing life on the yard at playtimes!

By achieving the National Quality Award, staff and children of Ysgol Bryn Deva have demonstrated that they are firmly committed to an approach which develops the whole school as a health promoting workplace.

To read the full NQA report, please click onto the link below:

Ysgol Bryn Deva NQA Report 20.06.2017

In September 2019 we were very proud to receive reassessment of the Welsh Network for Healthy Schools ‘National Quality Award’. The NQA plaque will soon display a small plate stating, ‘Standard maintained and Continuous Improvement Demonstrated.’

Green Flag Status

On Monday 18th September 2017 our school was awarded the much coveted Eco Schools Green Flag Award, this very prestigious honour was made in recognition of the high standard of work that has taken place in the school to date in regards to the Environment.

The school’s Eco Code, “SORRY” has really been taken to heart by pupils and staff. Our boys and girls, under the leadership of Miss Foley, have been involved in the creation of habitats for birds and insects and they have planted numerous trees and plants to enhance the school grounds and to provide habitats for animals.

The biggest focus for the Eco Council has been on electricity, litter picking and recycling within the school.  Please click on the link below to read more about our action plan:

Action Plan 2017

Clwb Seren Bach – Nurture Group

The group has achieved the Marjory Boxall National Accreditation twice, awarded in 2015 and 2019 and is the only accredited school in North Wales.  It is also recognised by Estyn.

Active Journeys

The School Council gained the bronze award for Active Journeys on the 4th September 2019 and the silver award on 4th September 2021.