|2012 Estyn Report Published|
The report from Estyn's inspection in April has now been published.
Estyn reports that Ysgol Aberconwy is a good school because:
Its prospects for improvement are good because:
"In key stage 3 pupils’ performance is good."
"Pupils’ performance is also good in key stage 4. In 2011, performance in all major indicators as well as in each of the core subjects was above average."
"At post-16, pupils’ attainment reflects a continuing upward trend over the past three years."
Wellbeing &: Support
"Nearly all pupils report that they feel safe in school as a result of the very good personal support they receive."
"Outstanding supportive strategies provide very good guidance and personal mentoring. These strengths contribute significantly towards improving achievement, confidence and relationships."
"From Year 9 onwards the needs of learners are met in a very innovative way. Along with studying the core subjects, all pupils study and complete two GCSE level courses in each of Years 9, 10 and 11. This successfully engages, challenges and stimulates pupils to achieve well."
"The ethos of the school is one of an inclusive caring community. There is a strong commitment to offering equality of opportunity and access to all aspects of school life regardless of gender, race or disability."
"Relationships are very good and characterised by mutual respect."