A PRIMARY school which has recently gone through a transformation process has received a positive visit from inspectors, as they praised pupils' behaviour and a good learning environment.

Estyn, the inspectorate for education in Wales judged Hay-on-Wye Primary School as 'good' across all five areas.

It was the first time the school has been inspected by Estyn since it moved to new premises in Oxford Road in February 2018.

Inspectors said the school, which had 169 pupils on roll during the visit in March, had a "calm, purposeful and supportive learning environment where pupils display very good behaviour, have positive attitudes to learning and show high levels of care and consideration for others".

The report added: "The school’s provision for pupils needing additional support is strong and this enables targeted pupils to make good progress in developing their social, emotional and communication skills.

"Teachers plan an interesting range of lessons and have positive working relationships with pupils.

"Senior leaders have led the school well and managed the move into new premises effectively."

It comes as two other schools which benefitted as part of a £23million investment into education facilities in the Gwernyfed area also received 'good' ratings.

Councillor Phyl Davies, Powys County Council's cabinet member for education and property, said: "I'd like to congratulate the staff, governors and pupils at all three schools for achieving positive Estyn inspection reports and thank them for their hard work.

"It is excellent news that all three schools, which have been open less than three years, have been judged as 'good' in the five key Estyn inspection areas. We are very proud of all three schools.

"This is a great example of how transforming education in Powys can benefit our learners.

"Learning and skills is a cornerstone of our Vision 2025 and we want to give our learners the best possible start they deserve. We need to work to ensure that this is the case across the county."