We’re pleased to announce that some of our primary schools were among schools across Wales to receive an excellence award from the national schools inspection body.

St Mary’s RC Primary School, Wrexham, and Ysgol Bryn Tabor, Coedpoeth, were among the schools across Wales which were recognised for excellence by Estyn.

The Woodlands School – an independent school – also received the award.


Each of the schools received their awards at a ceremony in Cardiff earlier this month.

“Proud of hardworking staff and governors”

(Kevin Williams, Headteacher at Ysgol Bryn Tabor, with School Council members Sioned and Charlie and the school’s certificate of excellence from Estyn)

Kevin Williams, headteacher at Ysgol Bryn Tabor, said: “The school recently celebrated its 50th birthday and it was great to get such positive feedback.

“We’ve worked purposefully to develop the pupil voice at Ysgol Bryn Tabor and to prepare for the new curriculum, and this has had a very positive impact both on pupil standards and on wellbeing.

“I’m proud of the hardworking staff and governors we have at the school. We’ve got a great group of pupils and supportive parents.”

Nia Roberts, Chair of Governors at Bryn Tabor, said: “As the Chair of Governors, I am very proud of the staff and pupils of Ysgol Bryn Tabor and would like to congratulate them all on their dedication and hard work.

“We as a Governing Body, feel very privileged to be part of such a successful team and look forward to continuing to support the school as it continues its successful journey.”

“Proud and privileged” to receive award

Rachel Acton, Headteacher at St Mary’s school, said: “We were very proud and privileged to be invited to receive an Estyn award for excellence on behalf of our wonderful St Mary’s family; our amazing children, our supportive parents and our excellent staff and governors.”

“Excellent news for both schools”

Cllr Phil Wynn, Lead Member for Education, said: “This is absolutely excellent news for both schools, and I would like to congratulate staff, parents, pupils and governors at both Bryn Tabor and St Mary’s for the hard work they’ve put in to secure these awards.

“I’m also full of admiration for the work the headteacher and staff have delivered for the learners at Woodlands.”

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