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St Illtyd’s removed from Estyn monitoring

St Illtyd’s Catholic High School

St Illtyd’s Catholic High School has been removed from Estyn monitoring.  The school has been judged to have made “Very Good” progress against the four recommendations since the inspection in January 2019.

Head Teacher David Thomas said, “I am delighted. We have been pushing for a resolution to our Estyn status for a while and we were on the verge before Covid happened and put the process on hold.  It is great news for St Illtyd’s and a testament to the hard work and dedication of the pupils and staff.  It is also a justification to the parents and community who have never wavered in their faith and support of the school.  The local authority and Central South Consortium have also been behind us every step of the way.

The local authority wants to invest in the site and upgrade our facilities so that we can continue to serve our community as best we can.  We are growing every year and this year we are oversubscribed again.  It is an exciting time to be at the school and though this news confirms the advances we have made it is not an end in itself.  We are always striving for continuous improvement.”

Chair of Governors, Father Brian Gray added, “As a governing body made up of parents, teachers and people from the community, it is good to see St Illtyd’s getting the recognition it deserves as a good school at the heart of this community.  It is appreciated by us that this improvement has been witnessed by Estyn and given a public voice.  Our thanks to all pupils, parents, staff and governors for their hard and continuing work.”