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Welsh secondary schools 'failing'.

Welsh secondary schools 'failing'.

The school reports are in - and it is a case of "could do better" for Wales' secondaries, according to inspectors Estyn.

The education body said only half of secondary schools were judged good or excellent.

Wales' Chief Inspector of Schools Meilyr Rowlands said those schools "causing concern" needed more help.

But Estyn's annual report said it had seen "encouraging" improvements in primary schools.

The Welsh Government said the challenge was to ensure that schools needing additional support were "identified at an earlier stage".


Eight out of 10 primary schools which were assessed were rated good or better.

Estyn's annual report, based on a round-up of school inspections carried out in the 2017-18 academic year, said that the proportion of primary schools judged as excellent had doubled since last year, from 4% to 8%.

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