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Fitzalan High School

​​Public engagement on the development of a new build Fitzalan High School (12 November – 10 December 2018​​​​)



The need to replace the existing Fitzalan High School buildings has been identified as part of the 21st Century, Band B Schools Programme. This is a £284million investment programme, jointly funded by Cardiff Council and the Welsh Government. It will deliver in total five secondary schools, four new special schools and four new primary schools by 2024.

What would be provided?

The Fitzalan High School project would see state-of-the-art educational facilities in a brand new school from September 2022. Pupils would have access to the best quality learning environment. This will support and enhance teaching and learning.

There would also be improved new sports facilities such as a new swimming pool, multi-use games areas (MUGA) and access to 3G rugby and football pitches.  

These facilities would be available for use by the whole community. 

There would still be access to existing sporting facilities. 

The new school would have the same capacity as it does now (1500 pupils aged 11 to 16. Sixth Form places will be expanded by 28 places to allow for up to 350 pupils).

Under the proposals, the new school would be located on Leckwith Road, Leckwith.  

The main entrance would face Cardiff International Sports Stadium with additional pedestrian access points for pupils from Lawrenny Avenue. This is in line with school transport strategy.

Pupils would remain at the existing Fitzalan High School site on Lawrenny Avenue until the new school build is ready. There would be little or no disruption to the pupils' education.

How to find out more

We want to provide you with as much information as possible about our proposals and to answer any questions that you may have.  

A series of drop in sessions, have been arranged where you can come along and talk to us about the new school.  

These are listed below:
​​Type of Consultation​Date/Time​​Venue
​Drop in Session ​​Wednesday 21 November 5 - 7pm​Canton Library
Drop in Session ​Wednesday 28 November 4 - 6pm​Grangetown Library and Hub
​Drop in Session ​Tuesday 4 December 9 - 11am​Butetown Hub
Alternatively please contact the School Organisation Planning Team:

School Organisation Planning Team,
Room 422,
County Hall,
CF10 4UW

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