The school is divided into 4 main areas: Foundation Phase area, Key Stage 2 area, Secondary area and specialist class bases.
The range of sport and recreation activities offered at Ysgol Bryn Derw include swimming, athletics and Rebound Therapy. The school is affiliated to the Welsh Sports Association for People with Learning Difficulties.
The range of therapeutic interventions is broad and includes Music Therapy, Pet Therapy, visits from Occupational Therapists and Speech and Language Therapists, and Rebound Therapy.
Visitors tell us that Ysgol Bryn Derw is a happy and warm school. We pride ourselves on this environment as when young people with ASD feel safe and comfortable, they can achieve their best. Our pastoral system is geared towards helping our pupils feel calm, secure and happy, adult support is readily available. Our curriculum with highly individualised pathways and experiences attempts to ensure that every child can be successful.