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Proposal to consult on the increase in pupil capacity at Ysgol Bro Alun - Consultation Feedback

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is subject to call in?: No




(i)        That the consultation feedback contained in report HEd/01/19 be noted.


(ii)       That Officers be given approval to proceed to Statutory Notices (Appendix 1) regarding the proposal to increase pupil capacity at Ysgol Bro Alun. 


            To create an extension to the current building to accommodate a further 105 pupils (15 pupils per year group).  The first year of increase would be September 2019 for Nursery (additional 15 places) and Reception (additional 15 places) the increase in capacity would be restricted to those year groups only.


            The annual admission number will increase by 15 places (from 30 to 45) for nursery and reception places from 2019 onwards and these classes will feed through the school until the maximum capacity of 315 (plus 45 nursery places) has been reached.


(iii)      That these matters be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43 (1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.


Reasons for decisions


(i)         There is continued demand for Welsh medium places within Wrexham. Whilst we are meeting current demand, further growth is projected.


(ii)        The Welsh in Education Strategic Plan identifies the growth in Welsh medium and the Welsh Government’s aims for 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050.


(iii)       An opportunity has arisen where funding has been made available through Welsh Government for Welsh medium education.



Publication date: 09/01/2019

Date of decision: 08/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive Board

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