A WREXHAM primary school has been praised by school inspectors Estyn for providing “outstanding care, support and guidance to its pupils”.
Ysgol Plas Coch was also described as having “outstanding” standards of pupils’ behaviour and attitudes.
Inspectors also praised the various initiatives in place at the school which promote fitness and healthy eating including a breakfast club, a fitness day and the provision of playground equipment.
The school is described as having a caring community that is exceptionally peaceful, inclusive and safe.
Pupils are happy at the school and the sense of respect between pupils, as well as between staff and pupils, is an obvious strength.
Also described as “outstanding” is the emphasis placed on self respect and the focus on developing an awareness of the needs of others.
Inspectors also commented on the good understanding pupils have of their Welshness and heritage.
They take part in a variety of activities annually to celebrate Saint David’s Day and benefit from working with Welsh poets and artists.
Other outstanding features include the procedures in place for pupils’ moral and social development.
Emphasis is placed on developing positive interaction and respect toward each other as well as adults within the school.
The school operates a “Great Mates” initiative whereby older pupils take care of and help younger children in a variety of situations and the inspectors commented on the success of the initiative.
Headteacher Gwyn Jones said: “We can all be very proud of these results and parents can be assured their children are receiving a first class education in a caring and understanding environment.
“I would like to thank all the staff at the school for the dedication and commitment they have shown to provide a quality Welsh medium education.”