A MEIRIONNYDD primary school has extricated itself from special measures just one year after it received a scathing Estyn report which stated the school “was a serious cause for concern”.

The “good work” carried out to deliver improvements and raise standards at Ysgol Gynradd Dolgellau over the past year has meant that Estyn, the national education inspectorate, has now confirmed that the school is no longer in need of special measures.

Just last year Estyn inspectors blasted Ysgol Gynradd Dolgellau’s “ineffective” leadership and raised serious concerns over the structural soundness of the school building.

However Estyn has decided to remove the school from special measures at the earliest opportunity following their recent follow-up inspections and the introduction of a highly-qualified acting headteacher, Carys E Jones.

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