Llanwern High ASD base consultation

Formal consultation to establish a 20 place Autistic Spectrum Disorder class base at Llanwern High School from September 2023

Newport City Council is consulting on the following proposal:

To establish a 20 place Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) class base at Llanwern High School from September 2023.

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

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)

Download the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)


The consultation will run from 23 November 2022 until 6 January 2023.

The consultation process represents an opportunity for people to learn about the proposal, ask questions and make comments that will be recorded and summarised in a consultation report. The report will be published on the Council’s website and will be considered when the Council decides the way forward.

Download the full formal consultation document (pdf)

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

Download the ASD-friendly version of the consultation document (pdf)

The consultation will involve 2 drop-in sessions with those affected by the proposal, where Council officers will be on hand to explain the proposals in more detail and answer any questions. 

The sessions will take place at Llanwen High School's main sports hall on the following dates:

  • Tuesday 6 December 2022 - 09:15 – 10:30
  • Thursday 15 December 2022 - 15:15 – 16:30

Questions can be submitted by e-mail to school.reorg@newport.gov.uk and council officers will generally provide a response within 7 days. 

Consultation responses should be submitted using the online response pro-forma. 

Complete the online consultation survey

Responses can also be returned by email to school.reorg@newport.gov.uk.

Alternatively, the pro-forma can be returned to the Education Information and Development Officer, Room 425w, Newport City Council, Civic Centre, Newport NP20 4UR.

Consultation responses submitted via the above e-mail address should be clearly identified as responses to the consultation. Only responses submitted using these methods will be considered as a response to the consultation.

Hard copies of the consultation pack are available on request by emailing school.reorg@newport.gov.uk or by telephoning 01633 656656. 

Any negative responses made during this 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 will end at midnight, 6 January 2023.

What happens next?

Following the end of the consultation period, a consultation report will be prepared which summarises the consultation and engagement process, the comments received and the council's response to these comments.

Newport City Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Early Years will then consider the views expressed and then decide whether to proceed with the proposal. If the decision is taken to proceed, a statutory proposal will be published.

The statutory proposal 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 following the publication of the statutory proposal, the Cabinet Member for Education and Early Years will make the final decision as to whether to proceed.

If any objections are received and not subsequently withdrawn during this notice period, the Council’s Cabinet will determine the final decision.