YJB Estyn Report 2015


Estyn is the office of Her Majesty’s Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales. During October 2015 Estyn attended Ysgol John Bright to inspect and report on our quality and standards in education and training. CLICK HERE to download and read the full report.

“An inclusive and aspirational ethos values, celebrates and promotes the achievements of all members of the school’s community”

  • “The proportion of pupils achieving grades A*-C at A level or equivalent has been significantly higher than family and Wales averages over the past three years”
  • “No pupils who left school at 16 are reported as being not in education, employment or training and this proportion is better than the local authority and national averages”

“The school has a firm focus on improving outcomes and quality”

  • “The school has an inclusive and aspirational ethos that values, celebrates and promotes the achievements of all members of its community. The school is an orderly, supportive and caring community”
  • “The school offers a very wide and varied range of extra-curricular activities that enrich pupils’ learning experiences and support wellbeing. In addition to the usual sporting and cultural activities, the school’s offer includes trampolining, the ‘Coding Academy’ to develop computer skills and an extensive range of educational visits”

“Provision for Welsh is strong at all key stages, with well-planned opportunities such as the Welsh language tutor groups, bilingual teaching and use of pupils as ‘Welsh champions’”

  • “The school is a caring and supportive environment that encourages pupils to develop positive attitudes to learning and to school life.”
  • “The school has an inclusive and aspirational ethos that values, celebrates and promotes the achievements of all members of its community”

“There are well-developed partnerships with primary schools. These contribute to a smooth transition of pupils from Year 6 into Year 7, with new pupils settling in well”