New Colour-Coded Schools Rating System Revealed For Wales

A new colour-coded rating system for Welsh schools has been revealed by Education Minister Huw Lewis.

Under the new system 236 schools in Wales have been rated 'green', meaning they have performed the best, while 81 schools have been rated 'red'.

Introducing the new system, Minister Lewis said: "Under this system, there is no hiding place for schools that don't deliver for the most disadvantaged pupils.

"We have deliberately set a high bar - I make no apology for that.

"Under the new system you don't get to call yourself a top performing school, unless the results of your poorest pupils reach a certain basic standard.

"If there are those who seriously want to argue with the basic fairness of that, then good luck to them."


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