The school was inspected by Estyn in October 2012. Following the inspection, Estyn stated that the school’s current performance and prospects for improvement were both excellent.

It stated:

Cwmtawe Community School is an excellent school because:

  • Pupils make very good progress and achieve high standards;

  • There is a very strong ethos that places the needs of pupils at the centre of all aspects of school life;

  • The quality of teaching is very high and has a considerable impact on sustaining standards that are well above expectations;

  • The leadership of the Headteacher and senior managers is outstanding; and

  • There are very good procedures to promote pupils’ wellbeing.

The prospects for improvement are excellent because:

  • there are strong management systems and very effective processes for self-evaluation, monitoring learners’ performance and improving quality;

  • the school has an excellent track record in securing improvement;

  • there is a very strong team working across the school and an effective programme of staff development; and

  • there are very good initiatives in place that focus effectively on continuously improving teaching and learning.

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Thematic Reviews

The school is also regularly asked to participate in thematic reviews. The most recent reviews are outlined below.

School-to-School Support (June 2015) News Article Full Report
Good Practice in Mathematics at Key Stage 3 (February 2015)   Full Report
ESDGC (June 2014) News Article Full Report
English in key stage 2 and key stage 3 (June 2014)   Full Report
Access to Coaching & Careers Advice (May 2014) News Article  Full Report
HMCI Annual Report 2012-2013   Full Report
PE in secondary schools (February 2012)    Full Report
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