In February 2018 we received a truly outstanding report from Estyn, the education and training inspectorate. Olchfa received 5 ‘excellent’ judgements out of a possible 5, the highest possible outcome. The standards that pupils achieve, their sense of wellbeing and the care, support and guidance they receive were all singled out for praise. Teaching and leadership at all levels also received an extremely positive endorsement. A particular thrill for us was the recognition of our innovative approaches to the curriculum and the development of pupils' skills. This gives us the encouragement to continue to be at the forefront of curriculum development in Wales.