Annual School Categorisation 2017

The annual school categorisation process is complete and the information is made public by the Welsh Government on Tuesday 31st January.

For the second year running, Penyrheol was awarded a Grade 1 for our KS4 results based on a range of indicators, taking into account academic results from the last 3 years, progress made and school attendance.

We are particularly proud that in 2016 21.5% of pupils in Year 11 achieved at least 5 A*/A grades in their GCSEs and equivalent exams. This was a record percentage for Penyrheol.

Through discussion with our Challenge Adviser, taking into account aspects of leadership, teaching and assessment across the school, we were awarded a Grade B for our capacity to improve. The 1B categorisation has given us Yellow as our colour for regional support.

Details of our results and our categorisation can be found on the MyLocalSchoolWales website.

The Welsh Government has issued a Guide for parents about National Categorisation and this is available to download below.

Parental Guide to National Categorisation 2017

Categorisation Statement – January 2017