Recognising excellence in education and training in Wales

It takes hard work, strong leadership, clear vision and relentless commitment to achieve excellence.  That’s why we’re celebrating and sharing the success of schools and and non-maintained settings that achieved ‘excellent’ in the majority of their inspection judgements and the local authority education service that was judged ‘excellent’ for its leadership and management in 2017-18.  

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These providers achieved an overall inspection judgement of ‘excellent’ for either their current performance or their prospects for improvement. Providers included in the pilot inspections for our new inspection framework achieved a judgement of ‘excellent’ for three or more inspection areas​.

Non maintained settings


Meithrinfa Seren Fach Cylch Meithrin yr Eglwys Newydd  Cylch Meithrin Cefneithin Gorslas Belle Vue Day Nursery

Primary schools


Ysgol Plascrug Ysgol-Y-Wern Ysgol Gymraeg Gwenffrwd Ysgol Gymraeg Brynsierfel
Ysgol Llanfairpwllgwyngyll Ysgol Beca Ysgol Cefn Coch Ysgol Bro Gwydir
Ysgol Gymuned Rhosybol Glan Usk Primary School Craigfelen Primary School Cadoxton Community Primary
Rhydypenau Primary School Ysgol Heulfan Pembrey C.P. School Cwmrhydyceirw Primary School
Ysgol Yr Esgob Gaer Primary School

Secondary schools


Bishopston Comprehensive School The Bishop Of Llandaff C.I.W. High School Olchfa School

Special schools


Ysgol y Gogarth

Independent schools


St John’s College Christ College Westbourne School

Local government education services


Denbighshire County Council