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.