Wrexham school performance criticised by Estyn

BBC is reporting that pupils in most secondary schools in Wrexham are performing well below the Welsh average, according to inspection body Estyn.

It found education services of “significant concern,” raising issues from poor attendance to the high rate of exclusions.

Vulnerable pupils, including those eligible for free school meals and pupils with special educational needs, performed “well below the average” for their peers across Wales.

The critical report found:

– A third of secondary school in the county had seen an increase in persistent absence during the last two years

– An increase in fixed-term exclusions and the rate of exclusions over five days is the highest in Wales

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