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.