YSGOL Penygroes has been praised following a glowing review in an inspection report.

Officials from Estyn visited the primary school in March this year.

During their inspection, the school was rated excellent or good in all categories.

The Waterloo Road school was found to be "an extremely friendly and caring community".

It said pupils were hard working and enthusiastic with excellent behaviour in the classroom.

There was particular praise for the pupils’ attitudes to learning as well as the care, support and guidance given to them by staff. The standard of teaching and learning was good.

The inspection report praised the pupils. It said: “They show a genuine interest in their tasks and work diligently for extended periods, nearly all pupils are hard-working and enthusiastic and their behaviour in the classroom is excellent.”

There was also praise for the staff and headteacher, it said: “Staff establish an excellent working relationship with pupils. The headteacher’s vision for developing the school is clear.”

Local Councillor, David Thomas, said "This is an excellent report, and I would like to congratulate the headteacher, all the staff and the pupils. We are lucky to have such a good school in the village."

Chair of Governors, Mike Rattenbury added: "It is fantastic to see our school getting the recognition it deserves. The staff work tirelessly to ensure the children have an outstanding and safe place to learn. The hard work and dedication is unquestionable."

Cabinet member responsible for Education Cllr. Glynog Davies, said: “I would like to express my sincere thanks to the head, the staff and the pupils at Ysgol Penygroes. Everyone concerned is to be complimented. A report like this lifts our spirits in these dark days.”

Praising the staff and pupils, Ysgol Penygroes headteacher, Mrs Harris, commented: "This is thanks to the hard work of both the staff and pupils.

"We are all still hard at it in these difficult times to maintain our standards and I would like to thank parents for their co-operation."