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Cabinet to consider Llangedwyn school consultation report

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13 December 2023

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A very small north Powys primary school could close if a recommendation to Cabinet is approved, the county council has said.

Powys County Council is proposing to close Llangedwyn Church in Wales School and carried out a six-week consultation on the proposal between October and November 2023. The findings of the consultation will be considered by Cabinet on Tuesday, December 19.

Cabinet will also be asked to continue with the process to close Llangedwyn Church in Wales School, which currently has just seven pupils.

If given the go-ahead, the council will publish a statutory notice formally proposing the change. It would then be required to consider another report to conclude the process.

Cllr Pete Roberts, Cabinet Member for a Learning Powys, said: "The council would like to thank all those who took part in the consultation exercise for this proposal.

"After carefully considering all the consultations responses, the recommendation that Cabinet will be considering is to continue with the proposal by publishing the statutory notice formally proposing the closure of Llangedwyn Church in Wales School.

"The proposal would address the issue of low numbers at Llangedwyn Church in Wales Primary School and it would increase pupil numbers at Llanfechain Church in Wales School. The proposal would also reduce the council's overall surplus capacity in primary schools."

To read the council's Strategy for Transforming Education 2020-2032 and details of the Transforming Education Programme - Wave 2 (2022 - 2027) visit Transforming Education