Connah's Quay High School

Ysgol Uwchradd Cei Connah / Connah's Quay High School

Estyn Inspection ReportEstyn logo 2016


I am pleased to inform you that following our inspection in
November 2015 the Estyn Inspection Report is now available.
It can be found on the Estyn website ( and
on our school website by clicking on this link.

  • “The school’s level of care, support and guidance for pupils has many outstanding features. The arrangements for promoting pupils’ wellbeing are based on a relentless commitment by staff to embody the school’s motto, ‘We Care’.” 
  • “The headteacher provides strong strategic leadership to the school and is well supported by the senior leadership team.” 
  • “Leadership provides the school with a clear sense of direction based on a secure focus on improving teaching and learning.” 
  • “Teachers show good subject knowledge and use this well to develop and enhance pupils’ learning experiences.” 
  • “Teachers create positive, engaging learning environments and have good working relationships with pupils.” 
  • “The school’s performance in the level 2 threshold including English and mathematics improved in 2015” 
  • “In 2015, the proportion of pupils gaining grades A* or A at GCSE improved noticeably.” 
  • “In key stage 4, progress from previous key stages is better than expected” 
  • “The school’s strong systems for care, support and guidance are highly effective in promoting pupils’ academic progress, attendance and wellbeing” 
  • “In key stage 4, the performance of pupils eligible for free school meals has shown strong improvements over the last four years.” 
  • “The school’s provision for pupils with additional learning needs is highly effective.” 
  • “Pupils with additional learning needs achieve well above their expected levels” 
  • “Pupils with special educational needs make very good progress against their targets.” 
  • “Pupils behave well around the school and they show respect, care and concern for others” 
  • “The family engagement work is a particular strength and has a very positive impact on the most vulnerable pupils.” 
  • “A particularly strong feature of the school is the comprehensive range of targeted support and counselling that address pupils’ emotional, social and mental health needs.” 
  • “The wide range of extracurricular activities is a strength of the school and supports the curriculum well.”