FOUR secondary schools based in Barry have received their latest banding results.

The bandings rate the performance of schools in Wales according to a colour-coded system which ranges from green through to yellow, amber, and red.

The National School Categorisation System, introduced in 2014, is designed to evaluate the level of support appropriate to each school to help them improve.

The bandings were released on Friday, January 31.

Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg, which serves pupils seeking Welsh-language education throughout the Vale, was awarded a ‘green’ banding.

Schools currently undergoing new build transformations – Pencoedtre High School and Whitmore High School – were banded ‘yellow’ as was St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School, all in Barry.

Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg head teacher, Hywel Price said: “I am delighted on behalf of the staff, pupils, parents and members of the Governing Body that Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg has been categorised as a green school for 2020.

“Following a successful Estyn inspection in March 2019 and the commencement of a £21 million investment in the school which commenced in July, it really is an exciting time to be part of the growth and development as a three to 19 school.

“The categorisation is testament to the hard work of all concerned at the school and I wish to congratulate everyone on this achievement.”