Posted: Thu 29th Jan 2015

New colour-coded school performance tables launched today – 2 Deeside primaries see red & 3 classed as green

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Jan 29th, 2015

Two Deeside primary schools have been classed as RED under a new schools colour coded categorisation system launched by the Welsh Government today.

Queensferry and Saltney Ferry primary schools have been deemed to be in need of the greatest improvement due in part, to a decline in key aspects of their performance. 

Sandycroft, Golftyn and Wepre primary schools are ranked green, meaning they are highly effective schools with a track record of attaining a high level of learner outcomes. 

The new system highlights which schools are in need of the greatest support through ranking them by colour, red being in the need of the most support, green the least, the system also allows parents to find out how their children’s schools has been rated in terms of performance.

The new performance measures replace the controversial secondary school banding and now includes a primary school for the first time.

The Government says it will help make sure schools receive the help and support that they need to secure the very best outcomes for their pupils.

This new system is not data-driven or based on results alone it takes into account quality of leadership, teaching and learning in schools’

Of the 1,332 Welsh primary schools assessed, 206 have been put in the green support category and 58 have been put in the red support category, of the 211 secondary schools, 30 have been classed as green while 23 are in the red support category.

In total Flintshire has four primary schools and one high school (see tables below) in the red support category – you can see what each colour category represents below.

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As with any ‘ranking’ system the net result in being seen at the bottom of the pack can have a negative impact not only on the professionals within the school but also the communities they serve as parents will naturally seek to place children in higher performing schools.

Acting NAHT Cymru director Dr Chris Howard said:

“The new school categorisation system will anger many schools in Wales at a time when the minister should be recognising the hard work that’s been done to raise standards.

“It will do nothing to encourage schools and teachers working with the most challenging communities.”

Education Minister Huw Lewis said it was time to “wake up” for anyone who did not think he was serious about raising standards.

“My interest is in learners achieving their full potential, rather than vested interests in the system,” he said.

Heres how Flintshire’s primary schools have performed to date:

Westwood Community Primary School Red
Sychdyn C.P. School Red
Queensferry C.P. School Red
Saltney Ferry C.P. School Red
Ysgol Maes Edwin Amber
Ysgol Gymraeg Mornant Amber
Drury C.P. School Amber
Ysgol Derwenfa Amber
Penarlag C.P. School Amber
Ysgol Gronant Amber
Ysgol Tŷ Ffynnon Amber
St Winefrides R.C. School Amber
St David’s R.C. School Amber
Ysgol Glan Aber Yellow
Ysgol Merllyn Yellow
Ewloe Green C.P. School Yellow
Ysgol Bryn Garth Yellow
Ysgol Gwynedd Yellow
Ysgol Maesglas Yellow
Ysgol Y Fron C.P. School Yellow
Perth y Terfyn Infants School Yellow
Ysgol Estyn C.P. Yellow
Lixwm C.P. School Yellow
Llanfynydd C.P. School Yellow
Ysgol Glanrafon Yellow
Northop Hall C.P. School Yellow
Saltney Wood Memorial C.P. School Yellow
Sealand C.P. School Yellow
Ysgol Gynradd Trelogan Yellow
Ysgol Bryn Pennant C.P. Yellow
Ysgol Bro Carmel Yellow
Ysgol Rhos Helyg Yellow
Ysgol Terrig Yellow
Bryn Deva C.P. School Yellow
Gwernymynydd C.P. School Yellow
Mountain Lane C.P. School Yellow
Ysgol Y Foel Yellow
Brynford C.P. School Yellow
Ysgol Bryn Gwalia C.P. Yellow
Ysgol Y Waun Yellow
Ysgol Gwenffrwd Yellow
Abermorddu C.P. School Yellow
Southdown C.P. Yellow
Ysgol Owen Jones Yellow
Ysgol Croes Atti Yellow
Ysgol Parc Y Llan Yellow
Ysgol Mynydd Isa Yellow
Broughton Primary School Yellow
Ysgol Cae’r Nant Yellow
Ysgol Penyffordd Yellow
Nannerch Voluntary Controlled Primary School Yellow
Ysgol Yr Esgob Yellow
St Mary’s R.C. Primary School Yellow
St Anthony’s R.C. Primary School Yellow
Ven. Edward Morgan R.C. Primary School Yellow
Trelawnyd V.A. School Yellow
Ysgol Y Llan V.A. Primary School Yellow
St Ethelwold’s Primary School Yellow
St John the Baptist V.A. Primary School Yellow
Nercwys CIW Voluntary Aided Primary School Yellow
Hawarden Village Voluntary Aided C.I.W. Primary Yellow
Sandycroft C.P. School Green
Ysgol Bryn Coch Green
Golftyn C.P. School Green
Wepre C.P. School Green
Cornist Park C.P. School Green

Secondary Schools

Holywell High School Red
St. Richard Gwyn Catholic High School Amber
Maes Garmon Amber
John Summers High School Amber
Hawarden High School Yellow
Alun School Yellow
St. David’s High School Yellow
Castell Alun High School Yellow
Connah’s Quay High School, Yellow
Argoed School Yellow
Elfed High School Green
Flint High School Green

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