2017 Estyn report judges Cadoxton Community Primary as delivering exciting learning experiences for pupils
A recent Estyn review of Cadoxton Community Primary in Victoria Park Road, Barry, reported that the school delivers exciting learning experiences that engage pupils successfully and enrich their lives.
Inspectors judged the school as excellent in Wellbeing and attitudes to learning, Care, support and guidance and Leadership and management. The teaching and learning experiences and Standards were judged as Good.
The school has 471 pupils on roll, aged from 3 to 11, including 65 part-time nursery pupils, and the report found that nearly all pupils’ attitudes towards learning are exceptionally strong.
Inspectors found that Year 6 pupils identify alternative approaches to improve the efficiency of their calculations and support each other’s learning very effectively.
Nearly all school pupils were well behaved, and said they felt safe and that they enjoy school.
The teaching across the school is reported as consistently good, and as a result, nearly all pupils make at least good progress as they move through the school and a minority make exceptional progress.
It also read that leaders, staff and governors work together exceptionally well to provide pupils and their families with outstanding care, support and guidance, which leads to pupils feeling proud of their achievements and the extensive influence they have on shaping the future direction of the school.
Cabinet Member for Learning and Culture, Cllr Bob Penrose said: “It is wonderful to read this excellent review of Cadoxton Community Primary.
"It is encouraging to read of the very positive record of change management and that nearly all pupils in the foundation phase make strong progress in developing their speaking and listening skills.
“It is clear that the head teacher and staff members who have worked hard to create a learning environment that will help the pupils to thrive. Well done to everyone at Cadoxton Community Primary.”