This report addresses the principal issues raised in objection to the Council’s proposal to establish an English-medium 3-11 school with a specialist Learning Support Centre (LSC) for 16 pupils with a statement of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), in new build premises to accommodate pupils from the current catchment areas of Alltwen Primary, Godre’rgraig Primary and Llangiwg Primary, all of which are proposed to be discontinued on 31st August 2024. (Discontinued is the term used in the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013,section 40, to mean permanent closure of a school or schools.)
It responds to the objections by means of clarification and commentary, with supporting reasons. The objection period commenced on 17th June 2021 and ended on 14th July 2021. During this period a statutory notice was made available on the Council’s website under the Strategic School Improvement Programme’s webpage and displayed at the main entrance to the schools. It was also made available to consultees listed in Appendix 1.
This report needs to be read alongside the associated consultation document and the Consultation Report.