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Primary school places to serve Cathays and parts of Gabalfa, Heath, Llandaff North and Plasnewydd

​​​​​​​​​​The Council is seeking the views of the community on proposals to:

  • make changes to how English-medium community primary schools are organised, retaining an equivalent number of places or a marginal reduction in places compared to the existing arrangements, and 
  • expand Welsh-medium primary school provision at Ysgol Mynydd Bychan.

The proposals involve changes to Allensbank Primary School, Gladstone Primary School, St Monica’s Church in Wales (CiW) Primary School or Ysgol Mynydd Bychan.

Cardiff Council is consulting on the proposed changes to Allensbank Primary School, Gladstone Primary School and Ysgol Mynydd Bychan. 

The Council is also supporting the Governing Body of St Monica’s Church in Wales (CiW) Primary School in its consultation on potential changes to the school.

The changes are proposed to:

  • support each school to continue to improve education for all of their learners 
  • ensure that each school provision offered meets the diverse needs of the local community 
  • support schools to be financially sustainable, with stable school budgets 
  • support schools to allocate a greater proportion of budget to teaching and learning, thereby retaining and increasing opportunities for learners 
  • increase Welsh-medium primary school places by one Form of Entry (210 primary age pupils)
  • consolidate English-medium primary school places with an appropriate level of surplus.

The Council has identified three options to reorganise school provision in the area. 

The proposed changes would take effect from September 2025.

The consultation runs from 3 May 2023 to 30 June 2023 and is an opportunity to learn about the proposed changes, ask questions and to make comments.

You can read or download a copy of the consultation document detailing the proposed changes:

The information in these documents have been designed for print and may not be fully accessible online.

Have your say

You can make your views known in the following ways:

School Organisation Planning Team
Room 401
County Hall
CF10 4UW


Consultation meeting dates 

We have organised public meetings and drop-in sessions that you can attend if you would like us to explain the suggested changes to you and for you to ask us questions.

Consultation Meeting Dates
​Nature of Consultation 
​Drop-in session
​Monday 15 May 
2:30pm - 4:30pm
​Cathays Branch and Heritage Library
Drop-in session 
​​Thursday 25 May 
9am - 11am ​
Cathays Branch and Heritage Library
​Drop in sessions 
Wednesday 7 June
5pm - 7pm
Cathays Branch and Heritage Library
​Online drop-in session
​Tuesday 9 May
9:30am - 12pm
​Microsoft Teams
​Online drop-in session
​Wednesday 17 May
9:30am - 12pm
​Microsoft Teams
​Online drop-in session
​Monday 5 June
1:30pm - 4pm
​​Microsoft Teams
​Online drop-in session
​Thursday 8 June
1:30pm - 4pm
​​Microsoft Teams
​Public meeting (through the medium of English)
​Thursday 18 May
6:15pm - 7:40pm
​Cathays Community Centre
​Public meeting (through the medium of Welsh)
​Thursday 25 May
6:15pm - 7:40pm
​Cathays Community Centre
​Online public meeting
​Tuesday 8 June
6pm - 7:30pm
Microsoft Teams​

The online drop-in sessions / online public meeting are taking place via Microsoft Teams or over the phone.  

Book your slot by emailing or by calling 029 2087 2720.

The consultation will end on 30 June 2023.

Contact us

If you have any queries or would like a hard copy of the consultation document sent directly to you, please contact the School Organisation Planning Team. You can get in touch by email or by phone.

Phone: 029 2087 2720​


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