CADOXTON Community Primary School has been described as delivering "exciting learning experiences" that "enrich" the lives of pupils, in a glowing report from school inspectorate body Estyn.

Inspectors judged the school as 'excellent' under three categories: 'wellbeing and attitudes to learning', 'care, support and guidance' and 'leadership and management'. 'Teaching' and 'learning experiences and standards' were judged as 'good'.

The report found nearly all pupils’ attitudes towards learning was excellent, adding that "nearly all make at least the progress it would be reasonable to expect of them and many exceed it."

It also described standards as being significantly higher now than they were in 2007, and that teaching across the school was "consistently good."

In summary, the report concluded that: "Leaders, staff and governors work together exceptionally well to provide pupils and their families with outstanding care, support and guidance.

"Pupils are proud of their achievements and the extensive influence they have on shaping the future direction of the school through their various leadership roles."

While the nature of the report was overwhelmingly positive, recommendations included developing pupils' writing and handwriting, broadening numeracy use in Key Stage 2 and improving Welsh language skills for those aged seven and above.

The school has 471 pupils on roll aged between three and 11, including 65 part-time nursery pupils.

Vale of Glamorgan Council's 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."