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Welsh Medium Capital Grant - increasing the capacity of Ysgol Chwilog, Llanllechid and Bro Lleu

Cabinet 24 January 2023 – consultation report

A statutory consultation period was held between 19 October and 30 November 2022 on a proposal to increase the capacity of Ysgol Chwilog from 65 to 95 on 1 September 2023.

The consultation report has now been published and will be discussed by Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet on 24 January 2023. The relevant report and appendices, including an analysis of the responses received, are on the Council’s website www.cabinet.llyw.cymru/thecabinet (item 11).

 

At a meeting of Cyngor Gwynedd's Cabinet on 19 July 2022, the Cabinet approved the proposal to undertake a statutory consultation to increase the capacity of Ysgol Chwilog to 95, which is an increase of over 25% to the existing capacity, in accordance with the requirements of section 48 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013. 

The statutory consultation on the proposal to increase the school’s capacity from 65 to 95 learners by adding a classroom to Ysgol Chwilog, to be operational from 1 September 2023, will be held between 19 October and 30 November 2022.

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

Consultation Document

Response Form - Ysgol Chwilog's Response Form (office.com)

Children's Consultation Document

Children's Questionnaire

 

Background Pack

School Organisation Code 011/2018

School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013

Excellent Primary Education for the Children of Gwynedd

Assessing the Impact on Equality Characteristics, the Welsh language and the Socio-Economic Disadvantage

Ysgol Chwilog Well-being Assessment

Impact Assessments on the Community, Education Quality and Standards, Ysgol Chwilog Travel Arrangements

Cabinet Report and Decision Notice, 19 July 2022

 

Following submitting an application for funding from the Welsh Government's Welsh Medium Capital Grant for an creating additional classrooms in Ysgol Chwilog, Ysgol Llanllechid and Ysgol Bro Lleu, in response to a predicted increase in pupil numbers as a result of housing developments, a report was presented to Cabinet on 19 July 2022 asking for their support to proceed to submit full business cases to the Welsh Government to secure funding from the Welsh-medium Education Capital Grant scheme to deliver the purposes of the following projects:

a) Project 1 - Invest over £1.1m to increase capacity and improve the learning environment of Gwynedd Language Centres - the second phase.

b) Project 2 - Invest over £1.5m in capital funding and £0.3m in revenue funding to increase the capacity of three schools (Llanllechid, Bro Lleu and Chwilog), in order to support Welsh communities of linguistic significance (i.e. the communities with over 70% of Welsh speakers) to thrive.

The report also asked for Cabinet approval to carry out a statutory consultation on the proposal to increase the capacity of Ysgol Chwilog to 95, which is an increase of over 25% to the existing capacity, in accordance with the requirements of Section 48 of the Schools Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013, and report back to the Cabinet after completing the consultation.

Following consideration the Cabinet approved the proposals.

 

Further Information:

The Cabinet 19th July 2022 (item 6)