Trinant Primary School has been rated as ‘excellent’ in all five inspection areas following an inspection from schools watchdog Estyn in February this year.
The school gained top marks for standards; wellbeing and attitudes to learning; teaching and learning experiences; care, support and guidance; and leadership management.
The report reads: “Pupils at Trinant Primary enjoy coming to school and make very good progress. The development of pupils’ information and communication technology and literacy skills are particular strengths. Staff provide a highly caring and supportive environment that encourages all pupils to flourish. Standards of behaviour in lessons and around the school are exemplary and there is a strong sense of mutual respect and trust between staff and pupils.”
Inspectors also praised the school’s “vision” which places it at “the heart of the community”.
The report adds: “Many pupils enter the school with literacy, numeracy and social skills below the average for their age. In particular, many begin school with communication skills that are relatively poor. However, most pupils make good, and many make very good progress in developing their skills as they move through the school.”
Headteacher Sian James said: “We are immensely proud of our Estyn report which celebrates all the effective work that goes on in Trinant everyday.
“Wellbeing is at the heart of everything we do and by getting this right everything else just flows and all can experience success.
“We have a fantastic team here at Trinant Primary School with long-standing, dedicated staff and governors who go over and above what is expected of them for the benefit of our pupils.
“Pupils appreciate this and are kind, courteous, and enthusiastic learners who are very rarely absent from school.
“Many parents and guardians are actively engaged in their child’s learning journey and support school wherever they can from digging the gardens, cleaning the pets with pupils to listening to readers.
“In return we reward them with Time Credit vouchers which can be redeemed for free family activities across Wales which helps broaden their experiences and encourages quality family time without spending a great deal of money.”
Linda Harris, who has been chair of governors at the school for more than 20 years, added: “I am really pleased that the hard work and dedication of the headteacher, staff, governing body and most importantly the pupils has been recognised by Estyn.
“To be awarded five ‘excellent’ judgements is not only rare occurrence but an enormous achievement and we are all so proud to be part of the community at Trinant Primary School.
“A massive congratulations to all involved.”