Success in adversity

24th March 2000 at 00:00
Welsh primary schools achieved improved national test results last year, despite criticism of poor buildings and facilities.

In her annual report, the chief inspector for schools in Wales, Susan Lewis, said that whileoverall standards of achievement remained broadly the same as the previous year, there were more examples f good work and very good work.

However, the report noted that poor accommodation, including classrooms that were too small, a lack of decent school halls and poor toilet facilities, has an adverse effect on education in more than half of all schools.

The report costs pound;13 from Stationery Office bookshops.

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