Cwmbran primary school gets 'good' rating

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A CWMBRAN primary school has been given a rating of ‘good’ in both its current performance and prospects of improvement.

The latest report from Estyn said Our Lady of the Angels Primary School in Cwmbran has an inclusive and caring ethos which supports pupils’ personal and social development well.

The voluntary-aided Roman Catholic school, which has 225 pupils on roll aged three to 11, was told most of its pupils are enthusiastic, listen attentively and behaviour is good.

Estyn judged learning experiences to be adequate and recommended staff ensure appropriate coverage of all curriculum subjects and improve provision to challenge the more able pupils.

The school’s budget of £3,088 per pupil, which sits between Torfaen’s maximum of £5,481 and minimum of £2,854, meaning Our Lady ranks 24th out of 29 primary schools in Torfaen in terms of budget.

The report, which is from June this year, added that the school should focus on raising standards in Welsh at Key Stage 2, improve the achievement of pupils eligible for free school meals and improve planning for writing and numeracy.

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2:42pm Wed 6 Aug 14

10101010 says...

It say's it all when 'good' and 'adequate' are something to be pleased with! School standards in Wales are far behind that of the English schools. I discovered this the hard way after moving my child from England to Wales when he was starting year 7.
It say's it all when 'good' and 'adequate' are something to be pleased with! School standards in Wales are far behind that of the English schools. I discovered this the hard way after moving my child from England to Wales when he was starting year 7. 10101010
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2:54pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Robodad says...

Come on Estyn, open your eyes, do you really believe that there is a school full of kids fueled by E numbers and fizzy drinks who are "enthusiastic, listen attentively and behaviour is good"?
Come on Estyn, open your eyes, do you really believe that there is a school full of kids fueled by E numbers and fizzy drinks who are "enthusiastic, listen attentively and behaviour is good"? Robodad
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4:30pm Wed 6 Aug 14

Stevenboy says...

10101010 wrote:
It say's it all when 'good' and 'adequate' are something to be pleased with! School standards in Wales are far behind that of the English schools. I discovered this the hard way after moving my child from England to Wales when he was starting year 7.
It speaks volumes that people voted your post down despite your personal experience. Such is the 'Ostrich head in sand' level of denial here about how inept the Labour run everything is. Wales gets the mediocrity it deserves.
[quote][p][bold]10101010[/bold] wrote: It say's it all when 'good' and 'adequate' are something to be pleased with! School standards in Wales are far behind that of the English schools. I discovered this the hard way after moving my child from England to Wales when he was starting year 7.[/p][/quote]It speaks volumes that people voted your post down despite your personal experience. Such is the 'Ostrich head in sand' level of denial here about how inept the Labour run everything is. Wales gets the mediocrity it deserves. Stevenboy
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