Cardiff School Categorisation 2019

"Deputy Leader of Cardiff Council and Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry, said: "I am delighted that out of Cardiff's 127 primary, secondary and special schools, there has been an increase in the number of Green category schools, now increased to 55 percent.

Encouragingly, there has also been a decrease in the number of red category schools, with just two of the city's schools appearing in this category.

"We are continuing to work in partnership to deliver continued improvement to education in the city, and this year's school categorisation is a further indication of the positive progress being made. In January 2019, we have published the Annual Performance Report for Cardiff schools for 2017/18, whichidentifies the key strengths and areas for further development. Results show that Cardiff schools are performing well across a wide range of performance indicators at all Key Stages. 

"I am pleased to see that the progress made to improve the overall quality of education provided by Cardiff schoolsis reflected in the latest categorisation figures.The performance profile in the city has notably improved over the past five years, reflecting the focus on education as a key component of the Council's Capital Ambition".

Further reaction to the 2018 categories from some of the schools in Cardiff 

Radyr Comprehensive School, Andrew Williams Headteacher: "Governors are delighted to report that Radyr has been judged a Green A school for 2018. This is down to the continued hard work and dedication by members of staff, the commitment by pupils and the support of parents."

Greenway and Trowbridge ‘The Oaks Federation', ExecutiveHeadteacher Nic Naish: "Greenway and Trowbridge are now Federated and the ongoing partnership has ensured greater consistency and developed the schools as learning organisations, sharing developments, resources and expertise to improve outcomes for our schools communities.The openness to collaborate has been pivotal to school improvements and the resulting categorisation."

Cathays High School, Headteacher Tracey Stephens: "Cathays High School is once again a Green A school and this is down to the hard work of the whole school's community in its drive to ensure excellent outcomes for all our pupils"

Llanishen High School, Headteacher Mrs Sarah Parry: "I am delighted to inform you that Llanishen High School has been categorised as a ‘Green A' school by the Welsh Government following the latest round of national school categorisation.

"In four years the school has gone from improvement capacity D to A and from support category red to green which is a phenomenal achievement and one which we are delighted by. We are delighted that the hard work of our students has been credited in this way.  In particular, we are proud of the fact that learners of all ability make good progress at Llanishen High School."

Mary Immaculate High School, Headteacher Huw Powell: "Located in Wenvoe on the Western side of Cardiff, has once again received the top accolade in the Welsh Government categorisation, making it one of the only schools in Wales to achieve the top grading for the fifth year running. We are exceptionally pleased to be awarded Green A again for the fifth year running and it is down to the dedication and determination of both staff and students alike; we are proud of being recognised for the work we do every year."

Pen Y Groes, Headteacher Anne Fenner: "We are a small Welsh school situated in Pentwyn Cardiff and have been on quite a journey over the last three years and have improved from amber, to yellow and today we are green! We have focused on ensuring that every child can succeed and that there is no limit to a child's ability. Our vision as a school is to enable pupils and staff to fulfil and exceed their potential in a positive and engaging environment."

The whole community of Ysgol Gymraeg Pen-y-Groes have been integral to the improvement of the school.