Newbridge-on-Wye Church in Wales School has been given 'good' ratings in all five areas of inspection in its latest Estyn report.

The inspection, which took place in June this year, judged the primary school, which is near Llandrindod Wells, on a number of different areas. These included overall standards, wellbeing and attitudes to learning, and support and management; coming out with a 'good' ranking across the board.

The report also praised the school for being a "safe and happy place where all pupils are valued and cared for".

It said: "The school provides strong, caring leadership and promotes effective team working amongst staff, governors and pupils. All teachers and adults promote positive behaviour and they treat all pupils with

dignity and respect.

"They have high expectations of pupils. As a result, nearly all pupils, particularly those with additional learning needs, make good progress in their learning."

Newbridge-on-Wye Church in Wales School was also given 'good' rankings when it was last inspected in February 2011.

The school, which is in the Powys local authority, has 113 pupils between the ages of four and 11 years old. Approximately 14% of pupils are eligible for free school meals. This is lower than the average for Wales, which is 19%. The school identifies around 17% of its pupils as having additional learning needs, which is slightly lower than the national average of 21%. Nearly all pupils are of white British ethnicity and nearly all speak English at home. The current headteacher has been in post since September 1995.

The report also said: "Pupils, staff, governors, parents and carers are very proud of their school and its achievements. Nearly all pupils influence school improvement through committees and pupil groups. As a result, they develop into confident, ambitious and ethically informed citizens.

"The quality of teaching is good and teachers plan lessons that are creative, interesting and stimulating. They use the outdoor learning environment well to enhance and engage pupils throughout the school. The school promotes

pupils’ understanding of their Welsh culture and heritage well through its curriculum and activities."