THE staff and governors of a Wrexham secondary school have shared their pride at their latest Estyn report finding.

The inspection team for the education and training inspectorate for Wales, found Ysgol Rhiwabon to be: "A caring and inclusive community, which values the wellbeing and character of its pupils as highly as their learning.

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"A caring and inclusive school, which strives to support its pupils to 'succeed with soul' and to develop both academically and personally.

"Staff are ambitious for all pupils to achieve their full potential and leave school prepared for the next steps in their lives."

The report references the key strengths from across many aspects of the school, achieved through the hard work of staff, students and governors.

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Headteacher Melanie Ferron-Evans said: "I am delighted that the findings recognise the diligence of staff, ably supported by the governing body, and the strong sense of collaboration amongst us all in Ysgol Rhiwabon.

"The education world is working through a time of great challenge and change. The report recognises this and comments on the commitment and sensitive, assured approach to leading the school forward.

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"The recommendations provide further focus to our continual improvement.

"During the inspection week our students, parents, staff, governors and senior leaders were proud to showcase our school and I would like to thank everyone of them for making the inspection so positive for this reason.

"We have a lot to celebrate moving forward."

The positive report is just their latest cause for celebration, with Ysgol Rhiwabon having won Secondary School of the Year at the inaugural Leader Education Awards in March.