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Cardiff Council


One of the key education priorities for children and young people in Cardiff is for a good level of educational attainment.  The Council is committed to breaking the link between disadvantage and educational attainment.  In recognition of the current issues specific to KS4 attainment in the Ely and Caerau areas the Council is now consulting on a proposal to:  

  • ​Close Glyn Derw High School and Michaelston Community College ( the Glyn Derw and Michaelston Federation) from 31 August 2017
  • Establish a new replacement 11-18 English-medium community high school to serve the Caerau and Ely areas from 01 September 2017
  • To transfer the newly established high school to new build premises on the current Glyn Derw High School site from September 2018

The school would initially be accommodated on the existing Michaelston Community College site before transferring to new build standardised design premises on the current Glyn Derw High School site from September 2018.  The new school is proposed to be 8FE with scope to be enlarged beyond this should demand require this in the future.

This public consultation will run from 12 October 2015 to 23 November 2015.  

You can download a copy of the Cardiff West Schools document (4.3Mb PDF)​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window detailing the proposed changes and send in your views in the following ways:


  • ​E-mail: 
  • Post: School Organisation Planning Team, Room 219, County hall, Cardiff CF10 4UW
  • Call: (029) 2087 2720

We will keep you up to date as plans progress, if you have any questions in the meantime please contact us.

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