Western Vale Primary Provision

The Council is proposing to build a new 210 place primary school in Rhoose and relocate Llancarfan Primary School.


The Vale of Glamorgan Council is committed to ensuring that all pupils within the Vale have every opportunity to attain the best possible outcomes. In order to achieve this ambition it is essential that we ensure schools remain sustainable, reflect the needs of the local community and are equipped with the best possible learning environments.


This consultation is an opportunity for you to learn about the school re-organisation proposal being put forward to build a new 210 place school building for Llancarfan Primary School, with the addition of a 48 part time nursery places which would be located in Rhoose. It is proposed that all pupils, staff and governors from Llancarfan Primary School would transfer into the new school building. This consultation gives you the opportunity to ask questions and make comments that will be considered when the Council decides how to proceed. 


What this means for Llancarfan Primary School

The Council would facilitate the migration of Llancarfan Primary School into the new building through Band B of the 21st Century Schools Programme. This would be a 210 place primary school building with a 48 part time place nursery class changing the age range of the school from a 4-11 year old school to a school educating 3 – 11 year olds.


The Council is proposing that all staff and pupils would transfer to the new school building and the governing body would remain unchanged. Transitional admission arrangements would apply for Llancarfan pupils on roll at the school up to migration to the new site which is anticipated to be September 2021. The Councils intention is to honour the feeder arrangements and catchment area links to Cowbridge for Llancarfan Primary School pupils on roll at the school on the date of migration. 


What this means for Rhoose residents

The development of the land north-west to the railway line is currently under construction by Taylor Wimpey. The developers are required to transfer one hectare to the Council for the provision of a primary school.  A one-hectare site can facilitate a 210 place school with nursery unit. It is anticipated that the additional housing from the developments will increase demand in the area by an estimated 70 places for nursery age children, 194 places for primary age children, of which 162 are likely to require English medium provision, and 174 places for secondary age children.


Rhws Primary School is a grade 2 listed building. The school is part of the Victorian Schools project and is receiving phased investment via the Council’s Capital Investment Programme. An additional four-classroom block accommodating Key Stage 2 classes was built in 2009 to manage the increase in demand from the original Rhoose Point development. The school site is restricted in size and potential for further development opportunities are limited. This school would therefore not be able to accommodate the total projected increase in pupils. 


These are the current and  proposed Catchment Area Maps.


How the new school could look


Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg Primary Building Exterior Play Area 


Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg Primary Building Indoor

 Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg Primary Building Classroom


Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg Primary Building Outdoor


How can I find out more

letter has been sent to parents of pupils in Llancarfan Primary School, inviting them to have their say. Residents of the wider community can find out more by reading the Community Impact AssessmentConsultation document and FAQs, detailing the proposal and share your views in the following ways:


  • Complete the online response form
  • Attend a drop-in session and speak to us in person. This is a good way to be able to get answers to any questions your may have about the proposals. We will still ask that you complete a consultation response form, as we can only accept views in writing.
  • Complete the consultation response form, which can be found at the end of the consultation document, and return it to the address provided. 


Drop in sessions

drop-in sessions
 Attendees Date/ Time Venue
Parents' drop-in session Wednesday 14 March 2018, 09:00am - 11:00am and 3:00pm - 7:00pm Llancarfan Primary School
Staff meeting Wednesday 28 March 2018, 4:30 - 5:30pm Llancarfan Primary School
Governors' meeting Wednesday 28 March 2018, 5:30 - 6:30pm Llancarfan Primary School
Rhoose community drop-in session Friday 23 March 2018, 3:00pm - 6:00pm Rhoose community centre, Stewart Road, Rhoose


If you have a question that is not addresses by the information provided you can contact us using the details provided below.


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