ARDDLEEN Community Primary School has received a highly impressive Estyn inspection report with the school being rated as ‘Good’ in all areas.

According to Estyn the school provides a caring and happy learning community, where pupils feel safe and valued. They go on to say that the school provides pupils with a sense of belonging and that a strong sense of community exists around the school.

The report acknowledged that the quality of teaching was consistently good across all age groups and that the school had high expectations of everyone.

Headteacher Keith Bowyer said: “I am so proud of all the hard work our pupils, staff, parents and governors have put into our school. The report highlights that teamwork was one of the strengths of our school and that our pupils take pride in their work.”

Martyn Hubbard, chairman of the governors, said: “We are obviously very pleased with the report which reflects the excellent work that is on-going at Arddleen. The challenge now is to build on this, but as the report notes we are very well placed to go from strength to strength. Mr Bowyer, all the staff and pupils can take great pride in this inspection.

“We would also thank parents and the wider community for the important role they continue to play in making the school the success that it is today.”A copy of the report can be viewed at