In 2009 Gwynedd Council approved a strategy to reorganise the County's schools.
Six principal aims are Identified by the strategy:
- appropriately-sized classes and high quality school leadership
- promote and strengthen the Welsh language
- develop a pro-active and creative long-term scheme
- make the best use of available resources
- create the best possible learning environment for the county's children and teachers
- develop schools into establishments that are central to community activity.
Schools Reorganisation Programme
The schools reorganisation programme reviews schools within catchment areas, and through a thorough consultation process, develop reorganisation models for these schools.
The programme considers many aspects when implementing any changes, including:
- quality of education
- the number of pupils
- the number of empty places
- quality and aptness of the building
- leadership situation and other factors.
21st Century Schools Programme
The 21st Century Schools Programme is a scheme which builds and upgrades the county's schools.
These projects are partially funded the Welsh Government and Gwynedd Council investment.
These are some of the schools which have/ or will in future benefit from the programme:
- Hendre School (opened April 2012)
- A new Centre of Excellence for Special Education to replace Hafod Lon, to serve Meirionnydd and Dwyfor areas (to be Located at Penrhyndeudraeth)
- New building for School of Glancegin, Maesgeirchen, Bangor