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Cardiff Council

Cathays High School Proposals

​​​​​​​​​​​The expansion and redevelopment of Cathays High School  

As part of Cardiff’s Band B 21st Century Schools programme, the Council is consulting on proposals to meet increased demand for secondary school and additional learning needs places.

The Council is proposing to:

  • Expand Cathays High School from 1,072 places (5.5 Forms of Entry with 247 sixth form places) to 1,450 places (8 Forms of Entry with 250 sixth form places), from September 2023; 
  • Replace the Cathays High School buildings with new build accommodation on the Maindy Centre site adjacent to Crown Way and North Road;
  • Expand the current Specialist Resource Base (SRB) for learners with Autism Spectrum Condition from 16 to 50 places in purpose-built accommodation in the new school buildings;
  • Upgrade community facilities in Cathays and Gabalfa through the significantly enhanced school facilities being made available for shared use with the wider local community;
  • Provide space for the local community to continue to have access to off-road open spaces for informal leisure use, recognising this is the current use at the Maindy site.

Have your say 

You can download a copy of the consultation document detailing the proposed changes.

Consultation Meeting Dates 

As part of the consultation, we have organised online meetings that you can attend where the changes we are proposing will be explained. You will have an opportunity to ask questions as part of these sessions.

Consultation Meeting Dates
​​​​Nature of Consultatio​n​
​​Online public meeting
Wednesday 24 February 5:30pm – 7pm
​Online public meeting
​Monday 01 March 2pm – 3:30pm​

If you would like to attend an online meeting please contact us via e-mail to​​​​​​​​​​​​External link opens in a new window confirming which meeting you would like to attend and we will provide a link and instructions on how you can access the meeting.

The consultation will end on 19 March 2021.

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 contact by email or by phone:
Phone: 029 2087 2720