Powys’ newest school has been named one of the best in Wales.

Ysgol Calon Cymru has been ranked the best secondary school in Mid and North Wales based on its A-level and GCSE results in 2019.

The Parent Power/The Sunday Times Schools Guide has listed Ysgol Calon Cymru joint seventh with St Brigid’s School, in Denbigh.

The school opened in September 2018 after the former secondary schools in Builth Wells and Llandrindod Wells merged to form Ysgol Calon Cymru.

This summer 64.2 per cent of A-levels were awarded A* to B grades, which is the third best in Wales.While at GCSE, 22.4 per cent were graded A* or A. Based on the A-level and GCSE results, Ysgol Calon Cymru now ranks at 268 in the UK.

Pupils and staff at Powys’ only secondary school to make this year’s list have been celebrating the news.

A school spokesperson said: “We are very proud to say Ysgol Calon Cymru is the seventh best school in Wales according to The Sunday Times Parent Power survey!

“A huge congratulations to all of our staff and pupils and a big thank you for all their hard work!”

As well as assessment of all academic results on a school-by-school basis, Parent Power enables parents to compare the performance of a given school with other schools in the same town, local authority or nationally. There are also live links to school websites and the most recent inspection reports.