A Powys Primary school is celebrating a "fantastic" Estyn report.

Gladestry Church in Wales Primary School received a glowing Estyn Inspection which heaped praise on the school. 

In the report the school was hailed  for its “nurturing ethos” in what was an overall positive report.

“We are very proud of this report which recognises the strong teamwork and skills of our staff and outlines the strengths of our school,” said Headteacher Ros Beck.

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“In particular, that our nurturing ethos of support and care provides a high level of challenge and experience to pupils creating an atmosphere in which they thrive. 

“Staff have worked hard to create a vibrant curriculum within the Curriculum for Wales which the pupils really enjoy and engage in. This was applauded by the inspectors”.

Chair of Governors at the school Hannah Price said it was a point of celebration for the entire area.

“The whole school community are thrilled to have received such a fantastic Estyn inspection,” said Ms Price.


“We are delighted that inspectors recognised the school’s nurturing ethos and the caring, respectful relationships our teachers develop with pupils which creates a happy and supportive school. 

“We are so proud of our pupil’s for their excellent behaviour and the care and respect they show for one another which inspectors described as ‘exemplary’”.

The school received only one recommendation “to improve provision for the younger pupils at the school is at an early stage of development” which the school says it has already started to address.

Assistant head teacher Mrs Kat Ingram said: “We are very excited to be creating a new learning environment for our foundation phase pupils.

“Works are due to start over the Easter break and when complete will create a fantastic learning environment for our younger pupils.  This will create numerous creative opportunities for learning and play both inside and outside”.