Anglesey’s Executive has agreed to consult on the future of primary school provision in the Llangefni area.
Members of the Executive today (Monday, January 20th) authorised officers to conduct a statutory consultation on proposals that could see £16m invested in education in the Llangefni area.
The proposals are to:
- Re-locate and build a new £10m Ysgol Corn Hir on a different site to accommodate pupils from Ysgol Bodffordd, close Ysgol Bodffordd and review the catchment areas of Ysgol Bodffordd and Ysgol Corn Hir
- Increase the capacity of Ysgol y Graig with a £6m expansion to accommodate pupils from Ysgol Talwrn, close Ysgol Talwrn and review the catchment areas of Ysgol y Graig and Ysgol Talwrn
The proposals have been designed to meet the long-term sustainability of education in the Llangefni area, whilst also ensuring that there are sufficient school places to meet the demands now and in the future.
A statutory consultation period of six weeks is planned to begin in February.
Education Portfolio holder, Councillor Meirion Jones, explained, “The aim of our modernisation programme is to create the best possible educational environment for teachers, staff and provide the best possible education for the future of our children.”
“No final decision has yet been made on these proposals for Llangefni, so I would urge all stakeholders to have their say during this important six week statutory consultation period. The feedback we receive during this consultation will prove vital in aiding the decision making process.”
Since Anglesey’s School Modernisation Programme began in 2012, the County Council has invested some £22m in education on the Island with new 21st century primary schools built and opened in Holyhead, Llanfaethlu and Newborough. Welsh Government funding to build more new schools fit for the 21st century is currently available.
The Authority wants to invest in the future of Anglesey’s children and young people, by ensuring that they are taught in school buildings which are fit for the 21st century, in the right place, and meet both the needs of pupils and staff, help promote high standards and protect the Welsh language.
Notes to Editors:
In May 2019, the Executive asked officers to look afresh at both the Llangefni and Seiriol areas. Work undertaken over the last six months has looked afresh at various aspects of the schools’ modernisation programme and the requirements under the Schools’ Organisation Code 2018.
The County Council announced that its school modernisation programme was to resume earlier this month. Further School Modernisation Programme proposals relating to Seiriol and Amlwch areas will also be considered during 2020.