A WREXHAM primary school is celebrating a glowing report following a recent inspection.

St Mary's Catholic Primary School was visited by Welsh education watchdog Estyn in July.

Its findings have now been published and the school's performance was deemed a mixture of 'good' and 'excellent' across the five areas which were assessed.

The school was rated 'excellent' in Standards, Wellbeing and attitude to learning and Leadership and management, and 'good' in Teaching and learning experiences and Care, support and guidance.

The report states that St Mary's 'is a fully inclusive learning community where pupils from many cultures thrive together' and that 'staff and pupils create very caring and supportive environment for all members of the school community to enjoy'.

A 'delighted' headteacher - Rachel Acton - reacted to the report.

She said: "As a school, we are absolutely delighted and very proud of the inspection report showing Estyn’s findings.

"I am so privileged to work alongside a very committed and dedicated team of staff and governors and am so proud of our amazing children and our supportive parents.

"As headteacher, I am particularly proud that the inspectors recognised that St Mary’s is a fully inclusive, very caring and supportive learning community who noted the exemplary behaviour of our ambitious and capable children.

"The report is a real celebration of what it means to be part of St Mary’s family and it gives us great confidence as a team to continue to shape our curriculum experiences to inspire all learners to achieve their best."

The report also describes pupils as 'mature, ambitious, independent learners', and the headteacher and senior management's leadership as 'excellent'.

John Droog, chair of governors, said: "I have seen first hand how all involved with the school have worked to achieve such a wonderful inspection report.

"Yes, its been hard work by all – staff, children, parents and governors, but it is the preparedness to challenge, to innovate and to learn through mutual support that has been ground breaking. "To have this recognised by Estyn is a great reward for all in the school and is a testament to the vision of Mrs. Acton and her dedicated team. Congratulations – it is well deserved!"