School Admission Arrangements 2022/23

Consultation on a proposed change to school admission arrangements for community schools for the academic year 2022/2023

 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is consulting on a proposed change to school admission arrangements for community schools for the academic year 2022/2023, in respect of a proposed temporary change to St Cyres School catchment area for a period of three years commencing 2022/23 and a permanent change to Ysgol Dewi Sant School catchment area. 

 

More information on the proposal can be found in the following documents:

Responding to the Consultation

The consultation period will run from 14 December 2020 to 08 February 2021. You can respond to the consultation in the following ways:

 

  • Fill in our online survey
  • Complete the consultation response form, which can be found at the end of the letter to parents/prescribed consultees, and return it to the address provided
  • Email the form or your comments to admissions@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

 

Determination

During the consultation period concerns were raised and received from secondary schools in Barry. Consequently, counter proposals were made by the three English medium secondary schools to work with the Council to manage demand in the Barry area. As a result of this, the outcome of this consultation was a proposed amendment to the initial proposal as follows;

 

  • Discontinuation of the proposal to establish a dual catchment area for St Cyres School to include Pencoedtre High School catchment area.
  • Inclusion of an additional criterion in the secondary school oversubscription criteria prioritising pupils who were on roll at a previous feeder school prior to the withdrawal of the feeder arrangement for a period of three years commencing 2022/23
  • Progress with the proposal to change the Ysgol Dewi Sant catchment area.

 

The Council carefully considered all comments received at its Cabinet meeting on the 22 March 2021 together with the amendment to the initial proposal. Cabinet approved the amendments as described above to discontinue the establishment of a dual catchment area for St Cyres School, to include an additional criterion in the secondary school oversubscription criteria to reflect previous feeder school arrangements and to change the Ysgol Dewi Sant catchment area. The arrangements will become policy for the academic year 2022/23.

 

 

The admissions policy and letter are available to download or hard copies are available on request by contacting the Learning and Skills Directorate: