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School celebrates top marks in inspection report

Pupils and staff at a Swansea primary school are celebrating after receiving top marks in an inspection report.

Brynhyfryd Primary School

Inspectors from Estyn have praised teaching, leadership and pupil achievement at Brynhyfryd Primary School.

They say nearly all the children who attend make exceptional progress in speaking and listening as they progress through school.

Achievements in mathematics, reading, writing and Welsh were also highlighted.

Nearly all of the 487 pupils feel happy in school and most have a positive attitude to keeping healthy and safe.

According to Estyn the youngsters show respect, care and concern for others and many take an active role in school life.

The quality of teaching was found to be consistently good across all age groups and headteacher Kathryn Richards was found to have a clear vision for the school.

The report states: "Staff and governors share this vision of establishing a learning organisation that has an ethos that respects every child and encourages high quality teaching and learning.

"The school has a positive, caring and supportive ethos that celebrates diversity and promotes respect between pupils and staff respectively."

Inspectors said there was effective support for pupils with additional learning needs and praised the range of successful partnerships the school has developed, including the role played by parents.

Following their visit earlier this year they ranked the school's overall performance as good and said the prospects for improvement were also good.

Mike White, chairman of the governors, said: "We are obviously very pleased with the report which reflects the excellent work that is on-going at Brynhyfryd.

"Miss Richards and all the staff and pupils can take great pride in this inspection. We would also thank parents and the wider community for the important role they continue to play in making the school the success it is today.

"The challenge now is to build on this, but as the report notes we are very well placed to go from strength to strength."

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