Posted: Sun 26th Jun 2016

Consultation On Welsh Medium Expansion Has Begun

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 26th, 2016

A public consultation on the proposal to expand Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg on its current site to meet the increased demand for Welsh Medium secondary education has begun. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The proposal recommends that the school’s current secondary capacity of 1151 places, is increased by 299 places to meet the increased demand by September 2020. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Also included in the expansion proposals, are a new 3G pitch for the school and improvements to the reception, parking area and external spaces. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pupils, parents, teachers and governors will all be given the chance to have their say on the proposal during the consultation period which will run until 1 August. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Following a public consultation on the transformation of secondary education in Barry in May 2015, proposals have been re-considered by an advisory board, which includes representation from the schools’ governing bodies, Headteachers, further and higher education, Council officers and the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Education. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A proposal to transform the two single sex secondary schools in Barry will be considered by the Council’s Cabinet in July and, if approved, will be consulted on in September 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Lis Burnett, Deputy Leader for the Vale of Glamorgan Council said, ‘We look forward to hearing from everyone interested in the future of Welsh-medium education in the Vale. These exciting proposals offer a bright future for this popular and successful school’. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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