In recent years, there has been a significant fall in the number of pupils in Ysgol Cwm y Glo.
With a capacity of 72 places, numbers have dropped annually leaving 6 pupils on the register on the first day September 2018 term. By 18 September 2018, those pupils had moved to other schools.
As there were no pupils on the register on the school census day, which was the 3rd Tuesday in January 2019, discussions were held between the Governing Body and Officers of Gwynedd Council, and it was decided to propose to close the school.
To submit a proposal to close a school, in accordance with the requirements of the Welsh Government in the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013, a statutory order is required. The steps to this procedure are listed below:
February 2019 - Submit a report to the Cabinet Member for Education in Gwynedd Council. The Cabinet Member will decide whether or not to issue a Statutory Notice.
February 2019 - Subject to the decision of the Cabinet Member, a Statutory Notice will be issued. It will be possible to object to the proposal at this point.
March 2019 - Following the Statutory Notice period, a report will be submitted to the Gwynedd Council Cabinet Member, including any objections received. The Cabinet Member will then make a final decision to approve or not.
August 2019 - Cwm y Glo School will formally close, or continue with the current procedure.
Officer Report - Decision Notice