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Teachers' unions have criticised the annual banding of schools across Wales. Results were published today.
The Welsh Government says the system is designed to show which schools need the most support -- and which are performing best.
Richard Morgan reports.
Joy Ballard is the Head teacher of Willows High and thinks banding allows schools to benchmark themselves against others, and this can only be a good thing.
The school in the Tremorfa area of Cardiff, have been ranked as a band 3, last year they received a Band 5 rating.
Schools in Band 1 are considered the best performing, while those in Band 5 score the lowest.
2013 is the third year that the data has been published.
Nearly 80% of schools have stayed in the same band or moved up/down by one band between 2012/13.
One school - Ferndale Community School - moved from Band 5 to Band 1.
A total of 218 schools across Wales are included in the banding figures published by the Welsh Government today
- Band 1 - 20
- Band 2 - 62
- Band 3 - 60
- Band 4 - 51
- Band 5 - 25
The latest rankings for Wales' secondary schools will be published this afternoon.
The so-called 'banding' system groups schools on a level from one to five, according to how well pupils perform in their examinations, and their attendance levels.
Band 1 indicates schools that are performing well, and Band 5 indicates schools that need to improve.
The system also takes into account the number of pupils at a school from poorer backgrounds, and looks at their progress over time.
Last year out of 219 schools, 72 schools moved up at least one band, 71 schools moved down at least one band, and 75 stayed the same.
This is the third year this kind of data has been released in Wales.
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The Welsh Government has published rankings for more than 200 secondary schools in Wales. Find out which band your local school is in.