An Oakdale primary school received a promising review from inspectors Estyn just in time to celebrate during the summer holidays.
The report states Rhiw Syr Dafydd School, that caters for 641 children, has good performance with excellent prospects for improvement.
Headteacher, Mike Glavin said: “I am thrilled that all the hard work has paid off.
“Our talented staff have worked so hard to strive for continued improvement.
“We do what we do for the pupils, nevertheless, it’s great that what we do has been recognised.
“I am particularly pleased that the outstanding ethos and team work at the school has been noted.
No one person in our school is more important than anyone else, they are all important, as they perform a vital role and governors and parents are part of the team.
“The icing on the cake for me is that it’s our pupils that are the stars of this report.
Their behaviour, progress and engagement with learning really is to be congratulated I am so proud of them.”
The inspectors praised the schools work with students with additional needs. The report stated: “The provision for pupils with additional needs is a significant strength of the school.
“Well-trained staff assess pupils’ needs comprehensively at an early stage. Precisely targeted support from a range of school staff and external agencies is of a high quality.
“The school’s systems for improving the quality in the standards that pupils achieve are strategic, well established and highly effective.”
Cllr Rhianon Passmore, Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, said: “I would like to congratulate the whole school community on this very positive inspection report.
“As a local education authority we are committed to ongoing improvement in our schools and it’s great to know that children in Oakdale are benefitting from a top class learning environment at this impressive primary school.”