Changing the age range of Ysgol Llanbedr


Statutory consultation


Following the publication of a decision notice on 3 August 2018, the Cabinet Member for Education decided to undertake a statutory consultation process on a proposal to change the age range of Ysgol Llanbedr from 4-11 to 3-11.

The statutory consultation will take place between 17 September and 29 October 2018. Gwynedd Council would like you to present your comments on the proposal during this period.

At the end of the consultation period we will present a report to the Gwynedd Council Cabinet. The report will include a response to all the comments received. The Cabinet will then make a decision on the next steps.

The statutory consultation document, background information pack, and other relevant documents can be found below:

If you need hard copies of any documents you are welcome to contact us  by phoning (01286) 679247 or e-mailing


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The Governing Body of Ysgol Llanbedr has contacted the Gwynedd Council Education Department to ask if they can change the age range of the school to 3-11 and accept children at a Nursery Class in September following their 3rd birthday. This would follow the same arrangement as already exists in the majority of primary schools in Gwynedd.


At present Ysgol Llanbedr offers education to children between the ages of 4-11 by accepting children to the Reception Class in September following their 4th birthday.


In order to change the age range, in accordance with the Welsh Government’s School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013, a statutory process must be followed. The steps involved with this process can be seen below:


September 2018 – Begin the consultation with parents, children, school staff and governors, as well as other interested parties. This consultation will allow anyone to present comments on the proposal to change the age range of Ysgol Llanbedr from 4-11 to 3-11 from September 2019.


November 2018 – Following the consultation we will present a report to the Gwynedd Council Cabinet responding to any comments submitted. The Cabinet will then decide whether or not to allow publication of a Statutory Notice on the proposal.


January 2019 – Depending on the Cabinet decision, a Statutory Notice will be published. It will be possible to oppose the proposal at this stage.


March 2019 - Following the Statutory Notice period, a report will be presented to Gwynedd Council Cabinet, including any objections received. The Cabinet will then make a final decision on whether to approve the proposal or not.


September 2019 – Ysgol Llanbedr will change to accept children between the ages of 3-11, or continue with the present arrangements.


More information:

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