There is some sparkling success at a Wrexham primary school, as they celebrate reaching the Diamond Standard of an award.

Gwersyllt Community Primary School have been accredited with the Investors in Families Award, reaching the highest standard possible.

They are the only school in North Wales to be accredited to this standard, showing their comprehensive long-standing work that has impacted positively on families and pupils.

The school presented a comprehensive range of evidence to the assessor to meet seven core aims. Within the aims they provided excellent examples of 21 activities that demonstrate ongoing support for the families and wider community.

Feedback from the assessor was extremely positive and included the following from Lynsey Woodhouse, director of Investors in Families: "It was heartwarming, inspiring and a pleasure viewing all your evidence and talking through everything you do as a school. You really are having the most positive impact on your community.

"Gwersyllt Primary School was assessed in person. The whole morning was a positive celebration of the quality family and community work that is evident and visible across the school.

"Evidence was produced to an incredible standard and the school evaluation documents were detailed, in depth and evidence based.

"We had the pleasure of viewing a range of evidence that went far beyond the requirements for IIF Accreditation, which was creative and inspiring."

Since receiving this award the school has been visited by other schools to learn about the school's good practice and to gain ideas for moving forward with their own schools with regard to engaging families.

Jacquie O'Toole and Rachel Thomas led the work for this award. They are delighted that the long-standing, on-going work to support Family Learning and Family Care at Gwersyllt Community Primary School, that all the staff are passionate about, has been recognised with the highest award.

Headteacher Joel Kernahan-Moore said: "I am hugely proud of Gwersyllt CP and all involved with the school for achieving this award.

"The Diamond Award is particularly special, as it shows a continued commitment to this goal over a sustained period of time.

"A huge thank you and well done to everyone involved, especially Mrs O'Toole and Miss Thomas who led this initiative from the front."