Current performance and future prospects for Sully Primary both good


Sully-Primary-SchoolPublished 10 June 2014


Sully Primary School has this week received a very positive inspection report from Estyn.


The report rates the school as ‘good’ both in terms of its current performance and in terms of the school’s prospects for the future and states that “the school’s planned curriculum engages most pupils well.”



Estyn’s report, which was released on 09 June, speaks highly of many areas of the school’s teaching and offers special praise for special events, such as the annual garden sale and ‘international café’. Inspectors felt that these events “provide opportunities for pupils to use their skills in a real life context [which] impacts positively on pupils’ wellbeing and enriches the curriculum.”


The leadership of the school was also praised. The report found that “the headteacher has established a clear vision, which all staff share and understand. The senior leadership team drives and implements many policies and new initiatives effectively, including those that meet national and local priorities.”


The school’s headteacher, Kathryn Hart, said: “We work very hard to ensure that our pupils have a first class learning environment and so I am delighted that the good work of all members of staff at Sully Primary School has been recognised by the inspectors.”


Sully Primary school is in the village of Sully in the Vale of Glamorgan. There are 354 full-time pupils on roll with 57 part-time nursery children, taught in 13 full-time and two part-time classes.


Following the publication of the report, Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “The Estyn inspectors have found that the school has many strengths and no areas requiring significant improvement.


The Council is focused on improving learning outcomes for pupils in the Vale and I would like to commend all of the staff, both at the school and within the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Learning and Skills department, who have worked hard to achieve such a positive report.”