Barry school proves bigger can be better

01 May 2015

The Vale of Glamorgan’s largest primary school has had its performance judged to be good and its future prospects excellent by the national school inspectorate Estyn.


Romilly Pupils


The inspectors’ report, which will make encouraging reading for parents and staff alike, highlights a number of areas of good practice at Romilly Primary and praises the children and the teaching staff.


Pupils are described as being very well behaved and enthusiastic about their learning. While their reading and writing skills are highlighted as being good and their speaking and listening skills as very good.  


Headteacher Kelvin Law, who also plays a major role in supporting the improvement other schools across South Wales, welcomed the report, saying: “We are delighted to have received such positive feedback from Estyn, in particular that the strong commitment of everyone involved with school has been recognised.”


Estyn’s report commends the wide range of learning experiences and consistently good quality of teaching offered by the school’s staff and highlights the rigorous tracking of pupils’ progress. It is also noted that pupils with additional needs receive high quality support.


The school is judged to have a very promising future ahead of it. The headteacher and the senior leadership team to have successfully developed a strong vision for the school that all staff, parents and governors share.


The governing body is judged to be knowledgeable, well informed and supportive, and to act purposefully as a critical friend.


Following the publication of the report Jennifer Hill, Director of Learning and Skills for the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “This is yet another good news story for education in the Vale. There are few inspection reports as positive as this and that is a testament to the hard work of Kelvin Law and all of the staff at Romilly Primary School. Romilly works exceptionally well with schools locally and across the Central South Consortium to support the professional development of teachers”.