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Colour-coded system to show how well schools are doing

Schools across Wales will be rated on a new colour-coded system, with the first results released today, it has been reported.

The best-performing, highly effective schools will be rated as green, followed by yellow, amber and then red for those needing most improvement.

The system replaces the banding system that was previously being used by the Welsh Government, and includes both primary schools and secondary schools.

Schools are being ranked in an effort to drive up standards of education in Wales.

The scheme also emphasises the performance of children who are entitled to free school meals, to break the link between low income and lack of achievement at school.

You can find out more about the National School Categorisation System on the Welsh Government website. The new system is also being reported on BBC News Wales.