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Merger of schools a ‘welcome step for all’

By Jonny Drury | Llanidloes | Education | Published:

Merging two Mid Wales schools will provide the best outcome for pupils and parents, according to a councillor.

Llanidloes High School. Photo: Google StreetView.

The governing bodies of Llanidloes CP School and Llanidloes High School have agreed to hold a formal consultation with parents, staff, pupils and other stakeholders on the proposal to establish a federation between the two schools.

If implemented, this would result in the two schools becoming a formal school federation through the establishment of a new single governing body to oversee the two schools, from September 2019.

The primary school currently has 283 pupils and there are 545 pupils in the high school.

Councillor Myfanwy Alexander, cabinet member for education said: "This is a welcome step. The delivery of the exciting new curriculum for Wales requires closer co-operation between the phases of learning to ensure the best possible outcomes for out learners.

“Both governing bodies have identified this as an opportunity to enhance outcomes for all of our pupils through ever closer working between both schools."

The consultation document can be found online at customer.powys.gov.uk/article/6455/Llanidloes-Schools-Federation and people have until January 25 to respond.

Jonny Drury

By Jonny Drury
@JonnyDrury_Star

Senior reporter covering Oswestry and Mid Wales.

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