School Support Categories in Merthyr Tydfil

The colour indicates what level of support a school needs - from Green (least support, up to 4 days a year) through Yellow (up to 10 days), Amber (up to 15 days) to Red (up to 25 days of support). 

The information used to categorise schools includes information on how a school is led and managed, the quality of learning and teaching, teacher assessments, attendance and examination results. 

Use the menu (top right) to choose which type of school to look at.

How have the support categories for schools in Merthyr Tydfil changed?

Primary Schools

Merthyr Tydfil's primary schools have improved since 2014, having started in 2014 needing more days of support on average (13.5 days) than any other local authority in Wales. In 2019, those schools now need on average just under 9 days of support. The past year saw a set back in progress however, and Merthyr Tydfil is now underperforming against the Welsh average.

Secondary Schools

Merthyr Tydfil's secondary schools show erratic change in support categories since 2014 and now need 9.5 days on average rather than just under 14 days. These schools need on average less support than the Welsh average.