Schools and other education settings recognised for their excellence

Schools and other providers of education and training in Wales have been recognised by Estyn for their excellence at an awards evening. Staff at these organisations received a certificate and congratulations from Meilyr Rowlands, Chief Inspector and Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education at a ceremony held on 20 October.

The awards recognised the 34 schools, colleges and other settings that were judged to be excellent for one or both of the overall judgements for current performance and prospects for improvement or in three or more inspection areas in the academic year 2016-2017.

Meilyr Rowlands says,

Celebrating the excellence in our education system and recognising how it was achieved will help to inspire and drive improvement across Wales.  The Estyn awards both commend hard work and commitment while highlighting strategies that lead to success. I recommend all education and training providers visit our website to explore case studies demonstrating excellence from the 34 schools and other education providers that achieved excellence during 2016-2017 inspections.”

Notes to Editors

Case studies describing their excellence can be found at

Award recipients:

Bryntirion Comprehensive School
Ysgol Cynwyd Sant

Hendredenny Park Primary School

Fitzalan High School
Ysgol Pencae

Ysgol Bryngwyn School
Heol Goffa School
Ysgol Glan-Y-Môr School
Ysgol Gynradd Bynea
Ysgol Gynradd Parcyrhun
Ysgol Gynradd Saron

Gogerddan Childcare
Ysgol Comins Coch
Ysgol Gymraeg Aberystwyth

Ysgol Pen Coch Special School

Ysgol Bodfeurig
Ysgol Gynradd Bontnewydd
Ysgol Gynradd Talysarn

Merthyr Tydfil
Greenfield Special School

Llandogo Early Years

Neath Port Talbot
Dŵr-y-Felin Comprehensive School

Rougemont School
Ysgol Gymraeg Casnewydd

Pembroke Dock CP School

Rhondda Cynon Taf
Ton Pentre Infants School
Y Pant Comprehensive School
Ysgol Ty Coch

Llanrhidian Primary School
Oakleigh House

Vale of Glamorgan
Llansannor C.I.W. Primary School
Palmerston Primary School
United World College of the Atlantic Ltd

Further education
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai
Pembrokeshire College

Publication date

Monday, 23 October, 2017