Posted: Sun 5th Jun 2016

Proposal To Amalgamate Cadoxton Primary And Nursery Schools

This article is old - Published: Sunday, Jun 5th, 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet will again discuss proposals to amalgamate Cadoxton Primary School and Cadoxton Nursery School at its meeting on Monday 6 June. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Following a comprehensive consultation held at the beginning of 2016, a consultation report containing the feedback was discussed at the Council’s March Cabinet meeting. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Current discussions reflect the Council’s approach over recent years to employ a primary school model providing education for 3 to 11 years, by amalgamating separate infant, nursery and junior schools. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If approved the two schools would amalgamate on 1 September 2016, and would see Cadoxton Primary School established as a community school catering for pupils aged 3 to 11. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

If the Council gives the go-ahead at its meeting on Monday, the new school’s capacity would remain the same with 420 primary school places and 100 nursery places. It would continue to operate from the current nursery and primary school buildings and all pupils will automatically transfer to the new school. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cadoxton Primary School’s existing Headteacher, Janet Hayward, would oversee the newly merged schools alongside the existing governing body of the primary school. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Lis Burnett, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Education said: “The amalgamation of Cadoxton’s Primary and Nursery Schools will see two high performing schools join, to share and build on their strengths and vision for the future. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“It will provide the children with a strong foundation to their education with a consistent curriculum and school ethos throughout this important stage of their school life.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Admission arrangements for the amalgamated school will remain unchanged. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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