Investing £12.7 million in primary education in Bangor

Date: 29/10/2018

In the coming days, exciting plans to reorganise education in the Bangor area will take a significant step forward.

On Tuesday, 6 November, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet will consider a recommendation to build a brand new school for Ysgol y Garnedd, which would mean a £12.7 million investment in primary education in the city and increase Ysgol y Garnedd’s capacity to 420 pupils.
 
If the plans are accepted, Ysgol Babanod Coedmawr and Ysgol Glanadda would close on 31 August, 2020 with places offered to pupils in the new Ysgol y Garnedd (subject to parental choice),which would provide education in a modern building on a site near the current school.
 
This is the latest step in the process of reorganising primary education in Bangor and follows an objection period which ran from 4 September to 2 October 2018. During this time, there was an opportunity for parents, governors and members of the community to declare their objection to the plans.
 
During the meeting on 6 November, the Cabinet will consider the objections before coming to a final decision whether to implement the proposal or not.
 
Councillor Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for Education said: “As a Council, we are committed to ensuring that we provide a world class education for the children and young people of the Bangor catchment area. The £12.7 million investment jointly funded by Gwynedd Council and the Welsh Government will ensure that children in the area are educated in a school that provides a learning environment fit for the 21stcentury.”
 
The full report that will go before the Cabinet is available on the Council’s website: www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/thecabinet. The discussion on the day can also be followed by watching the webcast on the Council’s website.