Schools in Penarth, Dinas Powys, and Sully have received their latest banding results.

The bandings, which were released on Friday January 31, rate the performance of schools in Wales according to a colour-coded system which ranges from green through to yellow, amber, and red.

The National School Categorisation System, introduced in 2014, is designed to evaluate the level of support appropriate to each school to help them improve.

Across the country, the percentage of primary and secondary schools in the green category has risen from 41.6 percent last year to 46.9 percent this year.

The performance of school’s in Penarth were generally high with nine schools placed in the green category and only one placed in amber.

Stanwell High School remained in the green category whilst St Cyres Comprehensive fell from yellow into amber.

Albert Primary, Cogan Primary, Sully Primary, and Victoria Primary School were all rated green.

As were Evenlode Primary, Dinas Powys Primary, St Andrew’s Major Church in Wales, and St Joseph’s RC Primary.

Llandough County Primary and Fairfield Primary were both placed in the yellow band.

Ysgol Pen-y-Garth fell from a green to yellow banding this year.

In a written statement, the Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, said:”I remain committed to building a collaborative, self-improving school system throughout Wales.

“Despite the improvements, I remain concerned about those schools, particularly the proportion in the secondary sector, which continue to require the highest levels of support.

“The figures published today show that 13.5 percent of our schools are in the amber and red support categories.

“We are therefore trialling a multi-agency approach with a small number of secondary schools.

“This approach will mean that once local authorities and regions have identified those schools that need the most support, they are able to draw on the considerable expertise and resources that exist across our middle tier.”

For the full results in the Vale of Glamorgan, visit: