SCHOOLS across Carmarthenshire are responding well to support, National School Categorisation System outcomes have confirmed.

The primary purpose of the Welsh Government’s categorisation model is to identify the appropriate level of support for each school according to need and to ensure that effective support and resources are in place to secure improvements.

A school’s strengths and areas for improvement in standards, provision and leadership are identified during discussions with schools throughout the year before the most appropriate level of support for a school is agreed.

Categorisation outcomes released on January 31, 2020, show that 78 per cent of Carmarthenshire’s primary schools and 91.6 per cent of secondary schools are now in green and yellow categories.

Focused support will continue to be provided to three schools identified in the red category.

Cllr Glynog Davies, Carmarthenshire County Council’s Executive Board Member for Education and Children’s Services, said: “We are very pleased with the overall position here in Carmarthenshire. Many schools have shown improvement, and it is encouraging to see that the percentage of schools in the green category has increased.

“As always, we congratulate pupils, teachers, governors and parents for working together to ensure every child has the best chance of reaching their potential.”

Gareth Morgans, Director of Education and Children’s Services, added:

“The categorisation system offers a holistic approach to school improvement, which allows the context of the school and a broad range of information to be taken into account when determining a judgement on the school’s self-evaluation and capacity to improve.

“We will continue to support and work closely with those who need support in order to secure further development.”

A full list of school ratings in the Guardian readership area within Carmarthenshire and Neath Port Talbot can be found below:


Ysgol Dyffryn Aman, Ysgol Maes y Gwendraeth, Cwmtawe Community School, Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera Bro Dur, Ysgol Saron, Ysgol Parcyrhun, Ysgol Ffairfach, Ysgol Hendy, Ysgol Llannon, Ysgol Brynaman, Ysgol Llandeilo, Ysgol Penygroes, Ysgol Bro Banw, Alltwen Primary, Ynystawe Primary, YGG Gwaun cae Gurwen, Rhydyfro Primary, YGG Pontardawe, Ysgol Gymraeg Ystalyfera.


Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, Ysgol Cefneithin, Ysgol Tymbl, Ysgol Gorslas, Ysgol Cross Hands, Ysgol Betws, Ysgol Tycroes, Ysgol Llanedi, Ysgol Talley, Ysgol Cwrt Henri, Ysgol Llangadog, Ysgol Gymraeg Rhydaman, Ysgol Llandybie, Ysgol Teilo Sant, YGG Cwmllynfell, Godre'rgraig Primary, Ysgol Tairgwaith.


Ysgol Maesydderwen, Ysgol Drefach, Ysgol Rhys Prichard, Ysgol y Bedol.


Ysgol Blaenau.