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No objections received on merger plan for Newtown schools

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25 February 2020

classroomProposals to amalgamate two Newtown schools to create a new all-through English-medium primary school received no objections, the county council's Cabinet will be told next week.

Powys County Council plans to amalgamate Ladywell Green Infants School and Hafren C.P. School and create the new school. Last month the council published the statutory notice for the proposals.

Cabinet will consider the proposal on Tuesday, March 3. As no objections were received, they will be asked to approve the current proposal, which would see the new school open in 2021 on the existing school sites.

The new school would cater for pupils from the ages of 4-11. Currently, the infant school has 94 pupils and there are 145 pupils in the junior school.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education, said: "The outcome of the consultation exercise we carried out last year suggested that the preferred option is to amalgamate Ladywell Green Infants School and Hafren C.P. Junior School and to establish a new primary school on the current sites of the two schools.

"We did not receive any objections to our proposal so my recommendation to Cabinet is that they approve the amalgamation of the two schools to create a new primary school.

"I believe that this proposal will benefit both pupils and teaching staff from these schools."

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