Estyn is led by Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education and Training in Wales and inspects quality and standards.
It is a Crown body, established under the Education Act 1992. Estyn is independent of the National Assembly for Wales but receives its funding from the Welsh Government under Section 104 of the Government of Wales Act 1998.
The word Estyn is a Welsh word meaning 'to reach out' and 'to stretch'
Our last Estyn inspection was undertaken in March 2013. The reports can be accessed below.
As a Church in Wales School, the school is subject to a separate inspection under Section 50 of the Education Act 2005.
In the Education Act 2005 the governing body or foundation governors of Church in Wales schools are responsible in law for the appointment of a person to undertake the inspection of denominational education and collective worship in schools, which have a religious character.
The Church in Wales has a formal protocol with Estyn on the operational conduct of inspections and the advanced notice of scheduled inspections to Dioceses of the Church in Wales. This framework sets out the expectations of the National Society (NS) for the conduct of the Statutory Inspection of Church in Wales Schools (Gwella) under Section 50 of the Education Act 2005.
The report can be accessed below.