There has been a decrease in the number of school’s in the county who achieved the top green ranking in the Welsh Government’s colour-coded rating scheme.

The system categorises schools as green, yellow, amber or red – depending on how well they are performing.

Schools that fall into the green category are judged to be performing strongly.

Those in the yellow category receive up to 10 days’ support; amber schools will have up to 15 days and those in the red category up to 25 days.

Just the six schools achieved the green rating this year, down from 14 in 2018 and 10 in 2017.

Ysgol Pen Y Bryn recorded a green rating for another year and headteacher John MacLennan said he was very pleased.

Mr MacLennan said: "I am extremely pleased that the hard work of our staff and pupils has, once again this year, been recognised by GWE and Welsh Government.

"It is particularly remarkable achievement in the light of the continuing austerity and increasing costs faced by schools each year.

"With the right levels of funding I feel sure the education profession has the passion, belief and desire to deliver the Government’s innovative new curriculum and create in Wales, an education system to be the envy of the world."

Llandudno's Ysgol John Bright was the only school in Conwy to obtain a red rating, dropping from amber in 2018.

John Bright headteacher, Ann Webb, said: "The red rating for Ysgol John Bright was based on last year's school performance and we were unfortunately significantly impacted by changes in the English Language grade boundaries.

"This affected Ysgol John Bright more than other schools because we chose to follow Welsh government advice and enter all students for their exam in year 11.

"We are disappointed that this advice was to the detriment of our students.

"However, we are very confident that the significant school improvement work that continues to be undertaken at John Bright is substantially impacting on standards and results and students currently in the school are making very good progress.

"The Welsh schools categorisation process is widely recognised as a very blunt instrument for measuring school performance and it has been strongly hinted will disappear as soon as next year.

"A move that we welcome."

Conwy secondary schools ranked red: Ysgol John Bright; amber: Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy; yellow: Ysgol Aberconwy, Ysgol Emrys ap Iwan, Eirias High School, Ysgol Bryn Elian; and green: Ysgol Y Creuddyn.

Conwy primary schools ranked amber: Ysgol Ysbyty Ifan, Ysgol Llanddoged; yellow: Ysgol St. George, Ysgol Eglwysbach, Ysgol Llanddulas, Ysgol Betws yn Rhos, Ysgol Bodafon, Ysgol Bendigaid William Davies, Ysgol Sant Joseph, Ysgol y Plas; and green: Ysgol Pencae, Ysgol Porth Y Felin, Ysgol San Sior and Ysgol Pen Y Bryn.

Conwy special schools ranker green: Ysgol Y Gogarth.