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New Llanfair Caereinion school by September ’22

 
Created on 14/10/2020 @ 07:50
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Llanfair Caereinion’s new all-age school will open in September 2022, according to a timeline proposed by Powys County Council (PCC).

A consultation on establishing the new all-age school for the town has begun after the green light was given by PCC last month.

The new school would be achieved by closing both Llanfair Caereinion C.P. School and Caereinion High School and establishing a new, 4-18 all-age school on the existing sites from September 2022.

Currently the primary school has 162 pupils and there are 465 pupils in the high school.

The proposals will help the council deliver its Strategy for Transforming Education, which wants to improve the learner entitlement and experience. That strategy was approved back in April.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: “Providing high-quality teaching and learning environments is one of the aims of our Vision 2025 and we are committed to delivering an improved learner offer for the children and young people in Powys through our Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys.

“The strategy sets out a number of strategic aims and objectives that will shape the work to transform education in Powys over the coming years.

“One of the strategic objectives in the strategy is to ‘develop a network of all-age schools based around the 13 current secondary school locations. Our proposal for Llanfair Caereinion will help us meet this objective.

“Since the approval of the strategy, we have met with representatives of the governing bodies of Llanfair Caereinion C.P. School and Caereinion High School. Both governing bodies have indicated their support in principle to move towards establishing an all-age school in Llanfair Caereinion.

“However, it is important that the people of Llanfair Caereinion and the wider catchment area have their say on these proposals and I would urge them to share their views so that they can be considered.”

To respond to the consultation, visit https://en.powys.gov.uk/transformingeducation and follow the links to give your views online.

Alternatively, you can respond in writing by emailing school.consultation@powys.gov.uk or via Post at Transforming Education Team, Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5LG.

The consultation runs through to Tuesday, November 24.

 

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