Proposal to establish a new primary school on the Glan Llyn development
Newport City Council is consulting on the following 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)
Monday 2 October – Sunday 12 November 2017
The consultation is an opportunity for people to learn about the proposal, ask questions and make comments that will be recorded and summarised in a consultation report which will be published here and will be considered when the Council decides on the way forward.
The consultation will involve two drop-in sessions with those most directly affected by the proposal, where council officers will be available to explain proposals and answer any questions:
Lliswerry High School, Nash Road
Monday 16 October 2017
4.30pm – 6.30pm
Llanwern High School, Hartridge Farm Road NP18 2YE
Wednesday 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 will also be available at the drop-in sessions.
Responses should be returned to Education Service Development Manager, Newport City Council, Room 425w, Civic Centre, Newport NP20 4UR or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also comment on the council's Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Please note that responses made during this consultation will not be counted as objections to the proposal, they will be counted as adverse comments.
The deadline for responses is midnight, Sunday 12 November 2017
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 years 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.
The new school 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.
What happens next?
At the end of the formal consultation period, a consultation report will be prepared which summarises the issues and points raised.
The council's Cabinet Member (CM) for Education and Skills will then consider the views expressed and decide whether to proceed with the proposal.
If the decision is taken to proceed, a statutory notice will be published in the local press and at the school.
The statutory notice period will last for 28 days following the date of publication and enables people to express their views in the form of supporting or objecting to the proposals.
If no objections are received after the publication of the statutory notice, the CM for Education and Skills will make the final decision about whether to proceed.