Rhymney 3-18 replacement school consultation

The consultation document explains the Rhymney 3-18 all-through school proposal which it is hoped to introduce from 1 January 2018.

The Council is committed to developing and establishing innovative approaches to teaching and learning. This includes securing better outcomes through increased continuity in pupil learning and a joined-up strategy to learning, pastoral care and support.

A meeting took place in March 2016 with representatives of the following: -

  • Governors of Abertysswg Primary, Pontlottyn Primary and Rhymney Comprehensive
  • Local Council Members
  • Senior officers of CCBC 

Those present supported the proposal of establishing the Rhymney 3-18 school.

The proposals were subject to a 6 week consultation process in January and February 2017 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.

The proposal is now subject to a published statutory notice. The statutory notice will last for 28 days between 8 May and 5 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 5 June.  

Have your say

You may have your say on the proposals, by e-mail at spragj@caerphilly.gov.uk  or in writing, to: Keri Cole, Chief Education Officer, Caerphilly County Borough Council, Ty Penallta, Ystrad Mynach, Hengoed, CF82 7PG.

Please indicate if you wish to receive a copy of the consultation report produced following the consultation process.

The closing date for responses was 16 February 2017.

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