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Consultation on the proposal to increase the number of Welsh medium secondary school places in the Vale of Glamorgan

 

Background

In March 2014, the Council’s Cabinet considered a report about the projected shortfall in the number of Welsh medium secondary school places by September 2020. They requested that work be carried out to ensure that pupils attending from the Welsh medium primary schools could be accommodated in the secondary phase of education in the future.

 

Following a public consultation in May 2015 in which the Council's proposal to relocate Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg to meet the increased demand for places was opposed, the Council's Cabinet decided to establish the West Barry Secondary Schools Advisory Board. The Advisory Board, through engaging with pupils, parents and staff, have come up with a new proposal for the expansion of Welsh Medium Secondary Education in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

A consultation to confirm future plans for the two single sex secondary schools in the Vale is set to go ahead in September. 

 

The Proposal

The Council proposes to increase Welsh medium secondary school places in the Vale of Glamorgan by expanding Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg on its current site to accommodate future demand.

 

The proposal will:

  • expand Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg from 1361 places to 1660 places from September 2020 to meet the increased demand for places.
  • subject to Welsh Government funding, a programme of refurbishment and new building will commence in 2019 to ensure that the new campus can meet the forecasted additional demand. 

 

Please find more detailed information regarding the consultation in the documents below:

 

Consultation Report

The authority is grateful to everyone who took the time to consider our proposal and to those who let us know their views.  All comments were considered by the Council's Cabinet on 26 September 2016.   

 

The Consultation Report is available to download or hard copies of the report are available on request by either contacting the Learning and Skills Directorate on:

 

 

Publication of Statutory Notice to expand Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg from 1361 places to 1660 places.   

 

The Council's Cabinet have agreed to publish a statutory notice to increase Welsh medium secondary school places by expanding Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg from 1361 places to 1660 places from September 2020. The notice will run from 17 October 2016 to 14 November 2016.   

 

The statutory notice is available to download or a hard copy is available on request by either contacting the Learning and Skills Directorate on the above contact details.   

 

 

Decision

On 12 December 2016, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet approved the proposal to expand Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg on its current site from 1361 places to 1660 places to meet the future demand for Welsh Medium Secondary Education in the Vale of Glamorgan. Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg will be expanded on its current site from September 2020 subject to the required funding being provided by the Welsh Government. 

 

The decision letter is available to download or hard copies are available on request by either contacting the Learning and Skills Directorate on 01446 709727 or by emailing your request to: mmatthews@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk