Posted on: Tuesday 15 January 2019
On Monday 14 January, Torfaen Council opened statutory consultation on proposals to extend the age range of pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw.
The proposals for consultation which are now live, will extend the age range of pupils at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw from the current 11-18 to 3-18 from September 2021.
In October 2018 the Welsh Government approved the council’s £6 million bid for capital investment, which subject to consultation will deliver new primary and nursery accommodation on the Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw site. This investment will be fully funded by the Welsh Government to support its aim to create one million Welsh Speakers by 2050.
The proposals to be implemented by September 2021 would see an on-site nursery established for 30 full time equivalent 3 and 4 year olds and would also see Welsh Medium primary school catchment areas amended to reflect the additional proposed provision at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw.
The consultation period will close on Monday 25 February 2019 and comments on the proposal can be made by writing to Mr Dermot McChrystal, Chief Officer, Education & Lead Director for Children and Young People (FAO Mark Horton) c/o Torfaen County Borough Council, Civic Centre, Pontypool, Torfaen NP4 6YB, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by attending one of the consultation ‘drop-in’ events.
Consultation events have been arranged for:
- 4pm- 6pm on Monday 11th February at Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran
- 4pm- 6pm on Tuesday 12th February at Ysgol Bryn Onnen
- 4pm- 6pm on Wednesday 20th February at Ysgol Panteg
- 4pm- 6pm on Thursday 21st February at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw
The consultation document in relation to these proposals can be found at http://www.torfaen.gov.uk/en/EducationLearning/21st-Century-Learning/Latest-News.aspx