New school in Cricieth

A statutory objection period was held between 24 February and 24 March 2021 on the proposal to increase the capacity of Ysgol Treferthyr to 150 and relocate the school to an alternative site, referred to as the A497 site, on 1 September 2023. No objections were received to the proposal.

On Tuesday 18 May 2021, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet approved the proposal given through the statutory notice, to increase the capacity of Ysgol Treferthyr to 150 and relocate the school to an alternative site referred to as the A497 site on 1 September 2023, in accordance with Section 53 of the Standards Act and School Organisation (Wales) 2013 and the requirements of the School Organisation Code 11/2018.

The report presented to the Cabinet on 18 May 2021 expands on the background, the consultation and the statutory process. The report can be seen below.

Following consideration of the proposal the Gwynedd Council's Cabinet agreed to “confirm finally the proposal made through a statutory notice, to increase the capacity of Ysgol Treferthyr to 150 and relocate the school to an alternative site referred to as the A497 site on 1 September 2023, in accordance with Section 53 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 and the requirements of the Schools Organisation Code 11/2018.” 

 

The Cabinet’s decision came into effect on 2 June 2021 and a decision letter was issued and circulated to all stakeholders.

 

Further information

Objection period

In accordance with the above decisions, we published a Statutory Notice on 24 February 2021.

Anyone can object to the proposal within a period of 28 days from the date of publication of this notice, that is by 24 March 2021.

Written objections should be addressed to the Head of Education at:

Gwynedd Council
Swyddfa’r Cyngor
Caernarfon
Gwynedd
LL55 1SH

or by sending an e-mail to the attention of the Head of Education to: 
modernisingeducation@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

 

Reports and attachments:

 If you require hard copies of any document please do not hesitate to contact us by calling (01286) 679640 or e-mail  modernisingeducation@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Statutory Consultation

Following a series of local meetings with a Local Review Panel to discuss possible options for a new school in Criccieth, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet at a meeting on 13 October 2020 decided to undertake a statutory consultation process, in accordance with the requirements of section 48 of the School Standards and Organisation Act (Wales) 2013, on the proposal to increase the capacity of Ysgol Treferthyr to 150 and relocate the school to a new site, referred to as the A497 site, on 1 September 2023.

The Statutory Consultation period will run from 6 November 2020 to 18 December 2020.

The statutory consultation document and all relevant documents are available below:

 

If you require hard copies of any document please do not hesitate to contact us by calling (01286) 679640 or e-mail  modernisingeducation@gwynedd.llyw.cymru

Cabinet meeting 13 October 2020

Following a series of local meetings with a Local Review Panel to discuss possible options for a new school in Criccieth, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet decided at a meeting on 13 October 2020 to undertake a statutory consultation process, in accordance with the requirements of section 48 of the School Standards and Organisation Act (Wales) 2013, on the proposal to increase the capacity of Ysgol Treferthyr to 150 and relocate the school to a new site, referred to as the A497 site, on 1 September 2023. 

Councilor Cemlyn Rees Williams, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: 

“We are delighted to secure investment from the Welsh Government through the 21st Century Schools Program in order to build  a new school in Criccieth. This means that the children of Criccieth will be able to enjoy their education in a modern building that is fit for purpose for teaching and learning in this modern era.” 

It is anticipated that the statutory consultation period will begin in the coming weeks. The consultation period will provide an opportunity for those involved in the school as well as any others to comment on the proposal. 

Cabinet meeting April 2019

Following the decision of Gwynedd Council Cabinet on 2 April 2019 a Local Review Panel has been established to discuss a new school in Cricieth. The intention is for this Panel to discuss the needs of a new school in the town mainly due to the poor condition of Ysgol Treferthyr.

The Local Review Panel will consider the opportunities and options available for the new school and then ask Gwynedd Council's Cabinet to allow a statutory consultation process on the preferred option that will be agreed following the completion of the Panel meetings.

  

More Information:

Cabinet Meeting April 2019 (item 8)