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Pembrokeshire County Council has a statutory duty to secure sufficient and suitable school places in its area and to determine whether it is making the best use of the resources and facilities to deliver the opportunities that children deserve.
At its meeting on 18th July 2019, Pembrokeshire County Council considered a report which outlined the need to continue to plan for the future of Welsh medium provision in Pembrokeshire, and specifically in the Pembroke and Pembroke Dock area. The report included the findings of a recent survey undertaken to ascertain demand for Welsh medium education provision and to a number of other relevant factors. It concluded that a number of pertinent factors demonstrated that there is a continuing demand for Welsh medium provision in the area and that any expansion of provision would be best met in new stand-alone Welsh medium school rather than at the current dual stream provision at Ysgol Gelli Aur / Golden Grove School.
The decision of Council was as follows:
That approval be given to the Director for Children and Schools to undertake statutory consultation on the following:
i. To establish a new 3-11 Welsh medium primary school to serve the Pembroke and Pembroke Dock area, and
ii. To alter the medium of instruction at Ysgol Gelli Aur / Golden Grove School so that all teaching is conducted through the medium of English.
Such a proposal constitutes a requirement to follow statutory procedures within the context of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013. Consequently, this document fulfils the County Council’s responsibility under the Act to consult with appropriate stakeholders and to explain the Council’s proposal. This document offers an opportunity for consultees to put forward any comments, observations or alternative proposals they wish to be considered, as well as explaining why other options considered are not the preferred option.
Consultation on this proposal will comply with the requirements of the School Organisation Code. Consequently, the main purpose of this document is to provide information and to gather the views of identified stakeholders.
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Alternatively, please print off a hard copy and return to email@example.com or post to: Director for Children & Schools, Pembrokeshire County Council, County Hall, Haverfordwest, SA61 1TP
The deadline for responses is Tuesday 31st December 2019