Everyone at LSP is obviously delighted at the news that Lewis School Pengam has improved to band 3 according to the Welsh Government’s banding system for secondary schools. Such excellent progress is undoubtedly due to the huge amount of work and effort that pupils, parents and staff have put into improving the school over the last 18 months. What is particularly gratifying is the fact that that underlying data shows we were only one point away from being in band 2. This is all the more remarkable when you consider that this method of judging schools does not take into consideration how girls currently do much better than boys. An all boys school should, in theory, always suffer by comparison with mixed schools. The fact that we are outperforming almost half the mixed schools in Wales shows how far this school has come, LSP is a school that everyone can be extremely proud of, I know am. Even more exciting is that I know we will do even better in the future. Well done everybody!