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Fochriw Primary named School of the Year at Education Awards Night

Posted on : 17 Jan 2020

Fochriw Primary named School of the Year at Education Awards Night

Fochriw Primary School was named School of the Year at a prestigious ceremony at the South Wales Argus Schools and Education Awards 2020.

This accolade was selected by judges from among all the schools and educational establishments entered into the awards. The award judges were looking for the school, among all the year’s entries that deserved the ultimate accolade. Judges were unanimous in their choice.

The school also scooped the prize for Best Primary School. The school recorded a high of 95.1 per cent attendance last year, and its Heddlu Bach (Mini Police) scheme was praised at the event and its Heddlu Bach (Mini Police) scheme was put forward for a Wales-wide award. 

At same ceremony, held at the Celtic Manor Resort on Thursday (January 16) night, St Martin’s School, Caerphilly won the Secondary School of the Year award. The school, in the opinion of the judges had an outstanding academic year and received its best ever set of results. . 

The awards, which celebrates excellence in schools and education across Gwent, were staged in association with lead sponsor, the University of South Wales.

The glittering event, in the venue’s stylish Augusta Suite, saw money raised for the POD Children’s Charity. More than 300 educators were in attendance.

Cllr Barbara Jones, Cabinet Member for Education and Achievement, praised both winning schools.

She said: “Both Fochriw Primary School and St Martin’s School have done everybody proud, with excellent grades, attendance levels and working in partnership with their whole school communities.

“Winning School of the Year is something the entire county borough can be extremely proud of and is a display of #TeamCaerphilly in action. Congratulations to the pupils, staff and parents who made this possible.”

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