More schools counted as “good” in latest school categorisations

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The latest school categorisation for Wales showed an increase in the number of schools deemed to be highly effective. All state primary and secondary schools in the country are placed into four colour-coded bands – ranked green to red – based on the levels of support they might need.

“I’m encouraged that the percentage of primary and secondary schools in the green category has gone from 41.6% last year to 46.9% this year. This tells a story of improvement and increased capacity in the system that should be recognised. These schools will have a key role to play in supporting others, sharing their expertise, skills and good practice.”
– Education Minister, Kirsty Williams (Lib Dem, Brecon & Radnor)

The Minister remained concerned that a relatively high proportion of secondary schools – 13.5% – required the highest levels of support (amber and red).