Six schools in Penarth are now rated in Welsh Government’s colour coded comparative ratings – meaning that they are judged to be “Highly Effective” category.
The new addition to the Green group is St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School which wins promotion to the 2017 top group.
What the colour coded categories actually mean is given in the boxes on the right.
GREEN CATEGORY SCHOOLS
- Albert Primary School : Green
- Cogan Primary School : Green
- Victoria Primary School: Green
- Evenlode Primary School: Green
- Stanwell Secondary School: Green
- St Joseph’s RC Primary: Green
- Fairfield Primary School Yellow
- Ysgol Pen-y-Garth Yellow
- St Cyres Secondary School
St Cyres – now housed in a the new £48,000,000 Penarth Learning Centre continues to be placed in the yellow rating in spite of an improved performance in the GCSE examinations last summer and the summer before that.
The last 12 months has seen the Welsh Labour Government’s Education Minister Huw Lewis – a former teacher who had an undistinguished spell at the controls of education in Wales – quit and be replaced by LibDem AM Kirsty Williams .