People living in the east of Cardiff will be given a say on where a new high school in the area is built, with a series of consultation events later this month.
They will have the chance to ask questions about sites under consideration for the future location of the new school at a number of drop-in sessions and by visiting the council’s website.
It comes as work is underway on establishing an Education Improvement Partnership (EIP) covering Llanrumney High School and Rumney High School, and towards transferring Llanrumney High to the Rumney High site from September 2013.
Although they would be working together under the EIP, technically there would still be two schools.
It is then proposed a new school would be established initially on the Rumney site from September 2014, to formally replace the existing two schools, until a new school building on a suitable site can be built. It is hoped the brand new school on its permanent site will eventually open in September 2016.
Cardiff council cabinet member for education and lifelong learning, Julia Magill, said: “We have identified some site options for the new high school in the east of the city and this is an opportunity for people in the area to see the possibilities for the location and ask questions.
“We are endeavouring to provide children and young people with the best possible learning opportunities and a state-of-the-art new high school will transform those opportunities for local children as we seek to address performance levels, attendance and outcomes for young people.”
Drop-in sessions will be held on Monday, February 25, at St Mellon’s Hub between 1pm and 5pm; Tuesday, February 26, at Eastern Leisure Centre between 1pm and 5pm; Wednesday, February 27, at Rumney Library between 9am and 1pm; and Thursday, February 28, at Llanrumney Hub between 9am and 1pm.
A map showing the site options will be available to view on the council’s website where people can submit comments.
The criteria applied to evaluating the sites, which will inform the council cabinet’s decision, will be available here.
Information can also be requested by post at School Organisation Planning Team, Cardiff Council, Room 213, County Hall CF10 4UW, over the telephone on 029 2087 2720 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org