Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet will meet on 6th November to make a final decision on the reorganisation of education in Bangor, which would see a £12.7 million investment in primary education in the city, including a new Ysgol y Garnedd’s for up to 420 pupils.
If the plans are accepted, Ysgol Babanod Coedmawr and Ysgol Glanadda would close on 31 August, 2020 with places offered to pupils in the new Ysgol y Garnedd, subject to parental choice, which would provide education in a new building on a site near the current school.
This is the latest step in the process of reorganising primary education in Bangor and follows an objection period which ran from 4 September to 2 October 2018. During this time, there was an opportunity for parents, governors and members of the community to declare their objection to the plans.
During the meeting on 6 November, the Cabinet will consider the objections before coming to a final decision whether to implement the proposal or not.
Councillor Gareth Thomas, Gwynedd Council’s Cabinet Member for Education said: “As a Council, we are committed to ensuring that we provide a world class education for the children and young people of the Bangor catchment area.
“The £12.7 million investment jointly funded by Gwynedd Council and the Welsh Government will ensure that children in the area are educated in a school that provides a learning environment fit for the 21stcentury.”
The full report that will go before the Cabinet is available on the Council’s website: www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/thecabinet. The discussion on the day can also be followed by watching the webcast on the Council’s website.
Under the plans Ysgol Babanod Coedmawr and Ysgol Glanadda would close on 31 August, 2020