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Proposals are favourable for the Rhymney 3 to 18 Campus

Posted on : 17 Mar 2017

Proposals are favourable for the Rhymney 3 to 18 Campus
Caerphilly Council’s Cabinet have agreed to move to Statutory Notice on the Rhymney 3 to 18 School proposal.
 
The new £8million Abertysswg and Pontlottyn School currently under construction is proposed to become part of a new 3 to 18 campus, together with Rhymney Comprehensive School.
 
The proposals were subject to a 6 week consultation process where school pupils, staff, parents/carers, governing body representatives and the members of the public from all three schools had the opportunity to highlight any issues with the proposals.
 
An overview of the findings indicated that key issues raised were safe route to schools, evidence of success of 3 to 18 schools, obstacles of teaching across age ranges and the transition of the pupils from other feeder schools. Consultees had the opportunity to view the safe routes to school and teaching across age ranges proposals as part of the consultation events.
 
Interim Chief Executive, Chris Burns, said, “This is a very exciting opportunity and it is encouraging to see that lots of work has already been done to consult the local community for their views about these proposals. We are confident that this is the right thing to do for the pupils in the area and we will now proceed to formal consultation.”
 
The proposal is now subject to a published statutory notice. The statutory notice will last for 28 days between 8th May and 5th June and enables people to express their views in the form of supporting or objecting to the proposal. The final decision will be taken by Cabinet on the 5th June. 


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