Dear Parents / Guardians,

Welcome back to you all! I hope you have all had a great summer break.  After a particularly successful year for our school it has been great to reflect on all our achievements and plan for even bigger and better things this year!

Every pupil should feel proud of their achievements last year.  Our national test results show that almost all our children made good progress in literacy and numeracy.  Year 6 achieved great results particularly in mathematics.  We also believe that our children should receive the widest variety of experiences that we can deliver and we were delighted with their achievements in music, art and sport in particular.

The school’s reputation for the development of entrepreneurial thinking continues to grow. Graigos café is well known in many areas of Wales.and word is spreading!  The visit by Kirsty Williams, Cabinet Secretary for Education, in July spoke incredibly highly about our school.  It was an absolute pleasure to show her a selection of activities that we provide for our children and their families.  It was just a shame she could only stay for such a short time!

As a result of her visit, the school has been asked to become involved in future developments of the new curriculum for Wales, a reflection of the outstanding provision at Craigfelen.

As always, the secret of our success is linked to the community spirit we are so

fortunate to have.  A massive thank you to our PTA for their hard work organising wonderful events for our families.

Our staff team, which includes our specialists in music, art and now dance, work so

enthusiastically to ensure every day counts in your child’s educational life.  They are

completely committed to our school and your children and truly want the best for each and every one of them.

So an exciting year lies ahead!  We have the ongoing developments in our curriculum,

including more focus on the development of ICT skills and the possibility of additional

learning space for our pupils, I look forward to a wonderful year with your fabulous children.

As always, my door is always open to you.

Mrs A Williams