A PRIMARY school are celebrating after receiving an excellent Estyn report.

Cogan Primary School were given a rating of Excellent for the category of care, support and guidance and also the leadership and management category.

The school has around 206 pupils on roll between the ages of four and 11 and also has a resource base for children from the local authority.

Cogan Primary were also given ratings of Good for its standards, wellbeing and attitudes to learning and teaching and learning experiences.

The inspector described head teacher Susan Sibert as “well-respected and highly-skilled” and said she “leads the school confidently.”

The report states that all pupils seem to enjoy their time at school and said most pupils are “confident young citizens, who respect others, understand and celebrate diversity, and enjoy learning.”

In terms of the care, support and guidance inspection area, the Estyn inspector said: “The school is an extremely caring community, which fosters excellent working relationships between staff, pupils, parents and the wider community.

“This helps to create an inclusive environment in which everyone shows mutual care and respect. A particular strength is the way in which pupils from the hearing resource base integrate seamlessly into the full life of the school.”

The report did give two recommendations to the school, which is to raise standards of Welsh oracy in key stage 2 and to improve pupil’s ability to influence and to lead their own learning.

The school will now draw up an action plan to address the recommendations from the inspection.

Speaking about the recently released report, head teacher Susan Silbert said: “We are delighted with the outcome. It puts Cogan Primary School amongst the top performing schools in Wales.

“Well done to team Cogan. The inspectors really appreciated all the good work that goes on at Cogan Primary School and the report reflects and captures us accurately. I am so very proud of my team.”