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Cadoxton Schools 

Consultation on a proposal to extend the age range of Cadoxton Primary School through the amalgamation of Cadoxton Primary and Nursery Schools


The Council proposes to create  an ‘all through’ 3 to 11 years  primary school to include a 100  part time place nursery class by amalgamating Cadoxton Primary and Nursery schools.  The move would see Cadoxton Nursery School discontinued and a new single phase primary school instated across the two adjacent sites under a single Governing Body and Headteacher.


The Council considers that it is desirable to include a nursery class as part of a primary school.  Out of the 15 primary schools in Barry, 14 have nursery classes which are part of the school.  An amalgamation would move the two schools at Cadoxton in line with the rest of the primary schools in Barry.  The children attending the nursery class will become part of the whole school family from their first day at school.  Many families then choose to apply to the school for entry into the reception classes. 


The proposal would see the two sites run as one single phase primary school, catering for pupils from the term after their third birthday up to the age of eleven when they leave for secondary school.


Further information about the consultation and the two schools involved can be found in the consultation document. 


This consultation closed on the 15th February 2016. The responses received will now be considered and a report will be presented to the Council's Cabinet who will decide whether or not to proceed with the amalgamation. 


How can I find out more?

You can download a copy of the letter , the Community Impact Assessment , consultation document , supplementary information and supplementary letter detailing the proposal and send in your views in the following ways:

  • Complete the online response form.
  • Attend the drop-in session and speak to us in person.  This is a good way to be able to get answers to any questions you many 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 and put into the consultation response boxes found in the reception areas of both the nursery and primary schools 
  • Complete and return the consultation response form to the address given at the bottom of the form at the end of this document and return to:




Corporate and Customer Services

The Vale of Glamorgan Council

Civic Offices, Holton Road




Frequently Asked Questions 



If you have a query that is not addressed by the information provided you can contact us by phone or email.


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 7th March 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 01446 709727 or e-mail your request to


Publication of Statutory Notice to amalgamate Cadoxton Nursery and Cadoxton Primary Schools


The Council's Cabinet have agreed to publish a statutory notice for the amalgamation of Cadoxton Nursery and Cadoxton Primary Schools.  The notice will run from 11th April 2016 to 9th May 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 01446 709727 or by emailing your request to:


Objections should be sent to Jennifer Hill, Director of Learning and Skills, The Vale of Glamorgan Council, Provincial House, Kendrick Road, Barry CF62 8BF or e-mail



On 6th June 2016, the Vale of Glamorgan Council's Cabinet approved the proposal for the amalgamation of Cadoxton Nursery and Cadoxton Primary schools effective from the 1 September 2016.  The Cabinet carefully considered the proposal, the statutory objections submitted, and the local authority response in accordance with the requirements of the School Organisation Code 2013.


The decision letter and objection report  are 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: