HC Deb 22 July 1996 vol 282 cc96-7W
Mr. Win Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the schools which received awards under the voluntary school improvement index initiative; and if he will make a statement about the factors which were significant in accounting for their success. [38881]

Mr. Jonathan Evans

The school improvement index is a Curriculum and Assessment Authority for Wales initiative sponsored by the Midland bank. It is part of our "Bright Future" programme which, among other things, encourages all schools in Wales to set targets for improved performance, year on year.

Awards are made on an area and national basis to those participating schools with the most improved GCSE results over the last three years. The award winners for 1995 were;

  • National
  • 1st: most improved school 1995—
  • Aberdare girls' comprehensive school.
  • 2nd: Tonypandy comprehensive school
  • Regional
  • North Wales—Eirias high school, Colwyn bay
  • South Wales—Aberdare girls' comprehensive school
  • South-East Wales—Bettws high school, Newport
  • South-west Wales—Ogmore comprehensive, Bridgend
  • Mid and West Wales—St. John Lloyd RC comprehensive, Llanelli