St Paul's VA Primary School

Inspection Reports


As a primary school in Wales, we are inspected by Estyn and the Church in Wales - Gwella Section 50 Inspection. 

Estyn inspects quality and standards in education and training providers in Wales using the Common Inspection Framework. There is one framework for all schools, independent specialist colleges, pupil referral units and work-based learning providers

Gwella inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian character of the church school has on the learner.



Our most recent ESTYN inspection took place in November 2017, where both St Pauls and Borderbrook were inspected as a federation, Maelor Church Schools Federation. This was only the fourth federation to be inspected at this time, and under the new inspection framework. If you want to find out more about ESTYN, and the inspection framework, visit their website.


Our Estyn Inspection Report is now live on the Estyn website and paper copies are available in school. We are very proud of the report and I would like to thank staff, Governors, pupils and yourselves for your part in making our school the wonderful place it is. Inspectors agreed with development priorities we had identified in our School Development Plan and these will form the focus of our Post Inspection Action Plan.- Mrs Fay Green, Headteacher.

Please use the link below to view our most recent ESTYN inspection report.


St Pauls School ESTYN Report


 A summary of the highlights of the report are available to view below, or click below to download the document.





Gwella Section 50 Inspection


In November 2017, we welcomed the Church inspector into St Pauls School for two days to meet our children, staff, parents and governors, so that they could evaluate our effectiveness as a Church School. We are delighted with the report which classified the leadership and management of the school as 'excellent', and gave all other inspected parameters a 'good' . Click on the link below to access the full report.


St Pauls School Section 50 Report from 2017


When our new Gwella Church Inspection is published on their website, you will also find the report in the link below.

 Church in Wales Inspection