Ysgol Gynradd Gwaelod y Garth rated ‘Good' by Estyn


Ysgol Gynradd Gwaelod y Garth in Cardiff, has achieved a rating of ‘good' in all five areas looked at by Estyn, the education inspectorate for Wales.


Following a recent inspection, the school was found to be ‘welcoming with staff being caring towards pupils.' Inspectors also said that ‘nearly all pupils enjoy coming to school, feel safe there and treat each other, staff and visitors with respect.'

The report highlighted that ‘most pupils develop as confident learners, make sound progress and achieve well' and that staff ‘create a supportive and stimulating learning environment for pupils, which encourages them to learn.'


The report goes onto say that pupils ‘take pride in the Welsh language and their close links with the local community and that the school provides beneficial opportunities for pupils to contribute towards what they would like to learn, and to apply and develop their literacy and numeracy skills successfully across the curriculum.'

Estyn also commented that the Headteachers' vision is ‘based on high expectations and the need for pupils' wellbeing to be at the heart of all of the school's work.'


Reflecting on the success, Ysgol Gynradd Gwaelod y Garth'Headteacher, Mrs Catrin Evans said: "As a school we're pleased with the report as it recognises the high standards our pupils achieve and the strong sense of community which is integral to our ethos and vision."


Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "It is delightful to hear such positive comments from Estyn and I am also pleased that the pupils are having a steer on what they would like to learn.

"This not only supports Wales' new curriculum but also shows a schools commitment to children's rights and Cardiff's ambition to become a child friendly city."