ESTYN inspectors have highlighted a Barry Welsh-medium primary school’s strengths in a report compiled following a visit in May this year.

Ysgol Gymraeg Sant Baruc, in St Paul’s Avenue, Barry, was given a glowing report with standards, teaching and learning experiences; care support and guidance; and leadership and management rated good.

The school, which has 234 pupils, was rated as excellent for its wellbeing and attitude to learning.

Estyn has invited the school to prepare case studies on its work.

The case studies, it has requested, relate to ensuring high standards of Welsh oracy across the school and in developing pupils’ mature attitudes towards learning by the top end of key stage 2.

The St Baruc examples will feature on Estyn’s website.

In the Estyn report, inspectors said: “Pupils have exceptionally good attitudes towards learning.

“They show enthusiasm and genuine enjoyment in their work.

“One of the school’s strengths is the way in which nearly all pupils speak Welsh to a high standard.

“From their starting points, most pupils at least make strong progress in their literacy and numeracy skills.

“Teachers plan an interesting and stimulating curriculum that engages pupils’ interest successfully.

“The school’s caring and supportive ethos ensures an effective learning environment.

“This is supported by respect and a very positive working relationship between adults and pupils, which leads to very good behaviour both inside and outside lessons.”

The report added: “Leaders set high expectations for themselves, staff and pupils.

“The head teacher has a very clear vision to ensure that pupils achieve high standards within a homely and Welsh environment.”