Ysgol Branas School

“Community with learning, is a community with heart.”

“Cymuned a’i chynefin, sy’n chymuned â chalon.”

Ysgol Branas School is a small, supportive community, where professionals from the three disciplines of Education, Therapy and Care work together to achieve the best possible outcomes for the young people in our care.

Branas School is an independent school providing specialist education to boys aged 11 to 18 years with social, emotional and mental health (SEMH) needs, and who are Looked After Children. The school specifically caters for boys who present with a range of complex interpersonal, emotional and behavioural issues.

Most of the pupils have had interrupted histories in education and care and have a wide variety of attainments on admission. All have fragile self-esteem and demonstrate difficulties with authority and a lack of trust in adults. Many have experienced loss and trauma, leading to attachment difficulties. As a result, many have trouble forming and maintaining appropriate, positive relationships with others and have a limited ability to work cooperatively.

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Respectful and supportive relationships are at the heart of all that we do: we value every member of the school community equally. We recognise that our pupils bring different experiences, interests and strengths, and we understand these will influence the way they learn. Therefore, we take a child-centred approach to education that recognises and responds to individual need. We celebrate effort and achievements and set high expectations. We are here to help our students learn the skills they need to become successful, motivated and resilient young adults who are fully equipped to make a positive contribution to society.

We are thrilled to host a dedicated and diverse team in the school who are driven to provide the best quality of education and care for our children; supporting their development and raising selfesteem so that they may lead happy and fulfilling life. We provide well-rounded holistic education and we encourage our staff to go the extra mile to provide unforgettable experiences and generate meaningful relationship so that our pupils thrive and reach their potential!

Aims & Ethos

Our school aspires to become a centre of excellence that is renowned for providing an outstanding educational provision for the very special pupils we teach.

Read more about our aims, ethos and vision for Branas School.

Reports & Policies

From the latest regulatory reports to the policies we have in place to keep children safe, click below to find out more about our Safeguarding and Complaints policies.

Admissions & Placements

Click below to find out more information about our Admissions and Placement process, including how referrals are discussed and the induction plan.


All pupils at Branas are given the opportunity to gain accreditation for their academic endeavours. Pupils gain a range of certification including AQA Unit Awards, Entry Level Certificates, Functional Skills Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications and GCSE.

Contact the School

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