BRYNCRUG’S county councillor has welcomed a glowing report for Meirionnydd’s newest school.

Last week Estyn inspectors gave Ysgol Craig y Deryn the thumbs up in its first ever report.

The school, which was preceded by the controversial closure of local community schools, was rated as ‘good’ for both the school’s current performance and for its prospects for the future.

Good is the second level on the inspectorate’s rating system, falling just below ‘excellent’.

Although there had been recent problems with the school’s new eco-building, with mould and leaks throughout, these issues are now well in hand it seems.

Independant councillor Beth Lawton, who is also Craig y Deryn’s chair of governors, was “thrilled to bits” with the report.

In the report, the school was commended on its pupils’ standards of behaviour as well as its “very inclusive and caring ethos”.

The school’s governing body and teaching staff were also lauded for their high standards.

However, Ysgol Craig y Deryn was not without its flaws.

Attendance patterns were not up to standard in 2015 but have improved to plus 95 per cent for the current academic year.

The inspectors also recommended that the school “develops further the governors’ role of monitoring and holding the school to account for its performance”.

See the full story in this week’s Meirionnydd edition of the Cambrian News