Posted: Thu 29th Sep 2016

Statement On The Judicial Review Regarding Ysgol Llanfair And Ysgol Pentrecelyn

This article is old - Published: Thursday, Sep 29th, 2016

A statement was made at a meeting of Denbighshire’s Cabinet today (Tuesday) regarding the recent judicial review. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Eryl Williams, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, said: ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Members will be aware that the High Court handed down judgement in August in respect of the judicial review challenge brought by Ymgyrch Pentrecelyn against the decision to close Ysgol Llanfair and Ysgol Pentrecelyn and open a new category 2 Church in Wales school on two sites. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The Court decided that the decision should be quashed on procedural grounds. The Court also said that it was not saying that the Council’s decision was wrong on the merits. It would be open to the Council to make a similar decision in the future, if it wished, following a further consultation exercise. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“We will now take time to reflect on the findings of the court and consider the best way forward. We will seek to engage both Governing Bodies. Officers will work on this and report back to Cabinet with the results of that consideration. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I would like to make it clear that this judgement does not affect any other decision the Council has taken with respect to any other school in the Ruthin area”. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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