Bassaleg School expansion

Newport City Council consulted on the proposal to:

Increase the overall capacity of Bassaleg School from 1,747 to 2,050 with effect from September 2023

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

View the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)

View the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)


The consultation ran from 1 October to 12 November 2020

The consultation process was an opportunity for people to learn about the proposal, ask questions and make comments that were recorded and summarised in a consultation report.

View the full formal consultation document (pdf)

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

Read frequently asked questions about the Bassaleg School expansion proposal.

Proposed plans

View the proposed site demolition plan (pdf)

View the proposed site plan (pdf)

View the proposed new building – ground floor plan (pdf)

View the proposed new building – first floor plan (pdf)

View the proposed new building – second floor plan (pdf)

Any negative responses made during the consultation period will not be counted as objections to the proposal, and instead will be counted as adverse comments.

Objections to a proposal can only be registered after the publication of a statutory notice which is the second stage in the proposal.

The consultation ended at midnight, 12 November 2020.

Consultation Report

View the Consultation Report (pdf) which summarises the consultation and engagement process, comments received and the council’s response.

Publication of Statutory Notice

The Cabinet Member considered all views expressed and responses received during the formal consultation process and decided to proceed with the proposal to statutory notice stage.

Statutory Notice Period 03 March 2021 – 01 April 2021

The statutory notice period allows people to express their views in support of or objection to the proposal.

Download the Statutory Notice (pdf) 

Download the Report to the Cabinet Member (pdf) 

Download the updated Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf) 

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf) 

Objection Report

View the Objection Report which summarises the objections and representations received, and Newport City Council’s responses.


As objections to the proposal were received, the final determination was taken by Newport City Council’s Cabinet acting as the Local Determination Panel, in accordance with section 5 of the School Organisation Code, 2018.

Final Decision

Newport City Council’s Cabinet have made the decision to implement the proposal to increase the capacity of Bassaleg School with effect from September, 2023.

Download the Report to Cabinet (pdf)

Download the updated Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)

Download the final decision notification letter (pdf)