21st Century Schools – Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Gwyddon
Caerphilly County Borough Council has embarked upon an exciting but challenging journey of improvement and change.
Schools in Wales need to be in good condition and suitable for the delivery of education. In some cases, schools can be modernised, repaired, refurbished, extended, or partially rebuilt to meet the standards needed for contemporary teaching and learning. However, some existing schools are no longer in the right place and in such cases we might propose new schools or changes to existing schools.
We aspire to continue to raise school standards and improve the quality of the learning environment to create fit-for-purpose 21st century schools and give every child in Caerphilly the best possible start in life.
Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Gwyddon has been identified as a priority site for development.
The Council wishes to make a ‘regulated alteration’ to a maintained school.
Caerphilly County Borough Council consulted on the proposal to:
The 21st Century Schools and Colleges programme is a major, long-term, strategic capital investment programme. It is jointly funded by the Welsh Government and local authorities and aims to create a generation of 21st century schools in Wales.
The planning and development of effective school organisation proposals is crucial to the Welsh Government’s goal of transforming education in Wales and providing better educational outcomes with a commitment to increase school effectiveness, and narrow inequalities in achievement between advantaged and disadvantaged areas, groups and individuals.
Your views matter and we wanted you to tell us what you think about the changes proposed.
Our consultation process followed the Welsh Government guidelines as set out in the School Organisation Code 2018.
Proposals must be published when we make a ‘regulated alteration’ to a maintained school under Section 42 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013.
The consultation process represented an opportunity for people to learn about the proposal, ask questions and make comments that will be recorded and summarised in a consultation report.
Opened: Monday 14 September 2020 / Closed: Midnight Monday 26 October 2020
Any negative responses made during the consultation period will not be counted as objections to the proposal but as adverse comments.
Objections to a proposal can only be registered after the publication of a statutory notice which is the second stage in the proposal.
Education Scrutiny Committee 22nd September 2020 (in capacity as a consultee group)
Education Scrutiny Committee 26th November 2020
Cabinet 9th December 2020
Notice of the Cabinet decision from the meeting held on Wednesday 9th December 2020
Monday 11 January 2021
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with section 42 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 and the School Organisation Code 2018 that Caerphilly County Borough Council, having consulted such persons as required by relevant legisation, proposes to make the prescibed alterations as follows:
Relocate Ysgol Gymraeg Cwm Gwyddon to a new pupose built Welsh-medium provision school to be situates on the vacant site of the former Cwmcarn High School (Cwmcarn, NP11 7NG) with an anticipated occupation date of September 2023.
The School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 provides that anyone wishing to make objections to a school organisation proposal has the opportunity to do so. To be considered as statutory objections, objections must be made in writing or by email, and sent to the proposer before the end of 28 days beginning with the day on which the notice was published (“the objection period”).
Opened: Monday 11 January 2021
Closed: Sunday 7 February 2021
Decision Notification Letter
Education Scrutiny Committee 22nd March 2021
Cabinet 7th April 2021 Part 1
7th Cabinet 7th April 2021 Part 2
21st Century Schools Team
Directorate of Education and Corporate Services
Caerphilly County Borough Council
Website: 21st Century Schools