School support categories published by Welsh Government

Posted on: Friday 31 January 2020

Today, the Welsh Government published their school categorisation and overall, there has been a slight increase in the number of schools in Torfaen ranked in the top 2 categories.

The Welsh Government’s National School Categorisation System, introduced in 2014, places schools into one of four colour-coded support categories – green, yellow, amber, and red – to demonstrate the level of support they need.

The number of Torfaen schools within green and yellow categories has increased with the total number of schools categorised as green at 16 this year (17 last year) and there are 10 schools categorised as yellow (8 last year).

The number of ‘Amber’ schools has reduced to three from six with the number of schools requiring the highest levels of support increasing from 2 to 4.

Improvements at Ponthir and Greenmeadow mean their categorisation has improved and the schools will require lower levels of support this year.

Croesyceiliog, Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw, and Ysgol Panteg will have the highest level of support available together with Cwmbran High who remain categorised as Red.

Torfaen’s Executive Member for Education, Cllr David Yeowell, said: ‘We support categorisation to help improve school performance and pupil attainment. Categorisation tells a pleasing and familiar story in our primary schools, but we are disappointed that three secondary schools are now categorised as red and requiring the highest level of support.

‘Categorisation helps the Education Achievement Service (EAS) focus their support and it will also help the council decide where resources are needed most in a timely, targeted way.

‘Working with the EAS, we have started addressing the support for the schools that need it most and these schools will be monitored closely to secure the improvement we expect.’

Blaenavon Heritage Primary

Yellow

No change

Blenheim Road Community Primary

Yellow

No change

Coed Eva Primary

Green

No change

Croesyceiliog Primary

Green

No change

Cwmffrwdoer Primary

Yellow

No change

Garnteg Primary

Green

No change

George Street Primary

Green

No change

Greenmeadow Primary

Yellow

Up from Amber

Griffithstown Primary

Yellow

Down from Green

Henllys CIW Primary

Yellow

No change

Llantarnam Community Primary

Yellow

No change

Llanyrafon Primary

Green

No change

Maendy Primary

Green

No change

Nant Celyn Primary

Yellow

No change

New Inn Primary

Green

No change

Our Lady of the Angels R.C Primary

Green

No change

Padre Pio RC Primary

Yellow

No change

Penygarn Primary

Green

No change

Ponthir CIW Primary

Yellow

Up from Red

Pontnewydd Primary

Green

No change

St David's R.C. Primary

Green

No change

Woodlands Community Primary

Green

No change

Ysgol Panteg

Red

Down from Yellow

Ysgol Bryn Onnen

Amber

No change

Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbrân

Green

No change

Abersychan Comprehensive

Amber

No change

Croesyceiliog School

Red

Down from Amber

Crownbridge Special School

Green

No change

Cwmbran High School

Red

No change

St. Albans R.C. High

Green

No change

Ty Glyn Pupil Referral Unit

Green

No change

West Monmouth

Amber

No change

Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

Red

Down from Amber

 

Torfaen 2019

 

Torfaen 2020

 

Green

17

Green

16

Yellow

8

Yellow

10

Amber

6

Amber

3

Red

2

Red

4

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