Opening Times - Weekdays 7am - 3.30pm


In the YYD café, we provide regular work experience for pupils in the 14 - 19 department.  It was planned, designed and built to enrich the learning experience of the pupils at the school.

The café teaches students valuable and transferable life skills that will help towards their independence.  The café is open every day at school and is open to students, staff, and visitors to the school.

Crucially students work in a real-life situation, learning health and safety skills, food technology skills, hygiene awareness, working under instruction, handling money and dealing with customers and following instructions in a workplace just as they would in any café elsewhere.

Gardening plots are used to grow produce that can be used within the training kitchen area.

All pupils from the school have the ability to visit the coffee shop as customers.  This serves a number of different purposes; to teach pupil's to behave in social environments, how to place orders and manage budgets.

Coffee Shop Manager - Michelle Paton 


Bocs Bwyd is special. Set up and run by YYD our aim is to provide authentic workplace learning for young people aged 16-19 with additional learning needs who would otherwise be excluded from the workforce.


We already run  a very successful  catering service in school with trainees learning their skills in our professional  Training Kitchen, which is spec’d to restaurant standard providing a range of tasty dishes for the Cafè. 


In addition, we run catering events throughout the year including the annual Big Community Lunch, catering for 80+ guests in a marquee on the school grounds. 

We have ventured out into the community. With the support of Morgan Sindall and Bougyues UK, we set up canteens on the two 21st Century Schools building projects in Barry to provide delicious and nutritious meals for hungry builders.

Teacher in charge - Sue Williams


07851 248188