A head teacher has been recognised for her hard work with a reception at 10 Downing Street.
Lesley Perry, who is head of Newbridge, was nominated by Islwyn MP, Don Touhig for her outstanding achievements.
Mrs Perry was accompanied to the reception by the school’s chair of governors Councillor Michael Gray.
In October 2008 the school received the highest grades for teaching and assessment in Wales after an inspection.
Mr Touhig said: “The Prime Minister’s office contacted me and asked me to nominate a great local head teacher.
“We are very lucky in Islwyn to have such a large number of first class head teachers from primary and secondary schools. I was pleased that Mrs Perry accepted the nomination.
“Whenever I have visited Newbridge School I have always been impressed by the confidence and maturity of all the pupils.
“This is in no doubt thanks to Mrs Perry and her superb staff who work so hard all year round to inspire all the young people at the school to achieve their very best.”