Glan Llyn school

Proposal to establish a new primary school on the Glan Llyn development

Newport City Council consulted on the proposal:

To establish a new primary school on the Glan Llyn development for pupils aged 3-11 years with effect from September 2018

Download the Report to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills (pdf)

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)

Download the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf) 

Consultation 

The consultation ran from Monday 2 October to Sunday 12 November 2017 and was an opportunity for people to learn about the proposal, ask questions and make comments that were recorded and summarised in a consultation report published here for consideration when the council took a decision. 

The consultation involved two drop-in sessions with those most directly affected by the proposal, with council officers available to explain proposals and answer any questions.

Where?  

 When? 

Lliswerry High School            

 16 October 2017, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

Llanwern High School 

 25 October 2017, 4.30pm – 6.30pm

 

Download the letter to stakeholders (pdf)  

Download the full formal consultation document (pdf)

Download the everyday summary version of the consultation document (pdf)  

Download the consultation response pro-forma (pdf) which was also available at the drop-in sessions.

Responses made during this consultation were not be counted as objections to the proposal, but as adverse comments. 

The consultation ended Sunday 12 November 2017.

The proposal

In July 2017, a pre-consultation exercise was carried out with families currently living on the site to see whether the predominant demand was for this school to be either English-medium or Welsh-medium provision.

This exercise involved council officers letter-dropping all occupied properties on Glan Llyn, asking residents to share their views by either email or completion of an enclosed pro-forma within two weeks.

We received 65 responses, 47 (72.3%) of which outlined a preference for English-medium provision with 18 (27.6%) indicating Welsh-medium provision was their preferred option.  

This proposal therefore concerns the establishment of a new English-medium community-maintained primary school on the Glan Llyn housing development to provide education for children aged between 3 and 11 years.  

The new school will have a published admission number of 60 for the Reception to Year Six groups, plus a 24-place nursery class which will cater for a maximum of 48 children over the two morning and afternoon sessions.

It will also have two dedicated class bases to support pupils with Additional Learning Needs.  

The new school will be established on a growing school basis to support the growing Glan Llyn development.  

Consultation report

Download the consultation report (pdf) which summarises the consultation and engagement process, comments received and the council's response to these. 

Publication of the statutory proposal

The Cabinet Member (CM) for Education and Skills has considered all views expressed and responses received during the formal consultation process and has decided to proceed with the proposal.

Download the Report to CM for Education and Skills (pdf)

Download the updated Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)

A Statutory Notice (pdf) was published on 28 February 2018 for a period of 28 days.

Any objections to this proposal had to be received by Wednesday 28 March 2018.

Determination

The council received 15 objections to the proposal during the statutory notice stage and an objection report has been produced.

Download the Objection Report (pdf)

As objections were received, the final decision was taken by the council's Cabinet. 

Final decision

The council’s Cabinet met and agreed to implement the proposal to establish a new two-form entry English-medium primary school on the Glan Llyn development with effect from September 2019.

Download the Report to Cabinet  (pdf)

Download the associated Decision Schedule  (pdf)  

Download the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)

Download the final decision notification letter (pdf)