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Following a full public consultation with the community on school reorganisation proposals for Llanedeyrn and St Teilo's High Schools, the Council and Governing Body of St Teilo's submitted a proposal to the Welsh Assembly Government (WAG).

 

The final decision was passed to the Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, Leighton Andrews AM, who has formally agreed to the proposal following objections received to the statutory notice.

 

The proposals approved by the Minister are to:

 

  • Close Llanedeyrn High School
  • Transfer St Teilo's Church in Wales High School to the site of Llanedeyrn High School. Increase the capacity of the school from 1114 places to 1440 places
  • Establish provision at the school for children with special educational needs (visual impairment)
  • Establish a new Welsh-medium high school on the current St Teilo's Church in Wales High School site. The new Welsh-medium school will be a community school for boys and girls aged 11-18. It is intended that the capacity of the school when complete will be 1114 places

 

Next Steps

 

Llanedeyrn High School

 

  • The closure of Llanedeyrn High School will take place on a phased basis
  • Pupils admitted to Llanedeyrn High School up to and including the academic year 2009/10 would be able to complete their schooling at Llanedeyrn High School
  • Year 7 pupils admitted to Llanedeyrn High School during the academic year 2010/11 will not be able to complete their schooling there, and will be offered the opportunity to transfer to Llanishen High School or Cardiff High School, or otherwise apply for admission to St Teilo's Church in Wales High School from the beginning of year 10 in 2013
  • No pupils will be admitted to Llanedeyrn High School at age 11, Year 7 (the normal year of entry) from September 2011
  • Llanedeyrn High School will finally close on August 31 2014

 

Catchment Area Changes

 

  • From 1 September 2011 the catchment areas for Llanishen and Cardiff High Schools will be changed to include the following primary school catchment areas:

 

Llanishen High School     Cardiff High School
Llanedeyrn Primary Marlborough Infant/Junior
Springwood Primary
Bryn Celyn Primary
Glyncoed Infant/Junior

 

  • Both Cardiff High School and Llanishen High School will be provided with a significant investment package to enable them to cater fully for the additional pupils
  • Parents of pupils living in the above catchment areas will also be able to express a preference for admission to any school including St Teilo's Church in Wales High School. The Governing Body of St Teilo's High School is the admission authority for this school

 

St Teilo's Church in Wales High School

 

  • From 1 September 2011 the admission number of St Teilo's High School will increase from 180 places to 240 places. 160 of these places will be foundation places and 80 will be parish places, to be offered to children who do not qualify for foundation places. If more applications are received for either category of place the published oversubscription criteria will be used by the governing body to allocate places
  • Funding for the new St Teilo's school was secured in July when WAG announced that the Council's bid for a School Buildings Improvement Grant of almost £27m had been successful. This funding was approved without prejudice to the decision now taken by the Minister on these proposals

 

New Welsh-medium High School

 

  • The establishment of the Welsh-medium high school will be on a phased basis
  • Pupils will be admitted to the school at age 11 to Year 7 (the normal year of entry) from September 2012
  • The school will have an admission number of 180 (180 pupils will be admitted, without selection on the grounds of aptitude or ability; and if more applications are received the published oversubscription criteria will be used)
  • The catchment area of the new Welsh-medium secondary school will be the subject of separate consultation beginning this Autumn

 

Visual Impairment Resource

 

  • Pupils will continue to be admitted to the specialist resource base throughout the closure phase and will transfer to the role of St Teilo's Church in Wales High School from September 2014
  • We want to thank those who contributed their views and opinions to the public consultation and for their continued patience while awaiting a decision on this proposal

 

Use our website http://new.cardiff.gov.uk/ENG/resident/Schools-and-learning/Schools/21st-Century-Schools/ or Capital Times to keep up to date with developments, alternatively if you have a question contact us directly by e-mail to schoolresponses@cardiff.gov.uk or call 029 2087 2720.