All posts by Gareth Evans

Education minister considers move to close Llanrumney High School

Education minister considers move to close Llanrumney High School
February 21, 2013 No Comments »

Education Minister Leighton Andrews today took steps to force the closure of a “failing” city school in a radical move never seen before in Wales. Mr Andrews has told Cardiff council he is considering using his ministerial powers to order ... Read More »

Troubled Cardiff faith school costs taxpayers £1m

Troubled Cardiff faith school costs taxpayers £1m
January 2, 2013 No Comments »

A Cardiff faith school in “special measures” has cost the public purse more than £1 million. St Alban’s RC Primary School in Tremorfa, Cardiff, spent £980,871 on temporary staff cover alone between September 2008 and August 2012. A series of ... Read More »

Llanrumney High School placed in special measures by Estyn

Llanrumney High School placed in special measures by Estyn
December 6, 2012 No Comments »

Llanrumey High School will require “special measures” after a damning inspection report found “important shortcomings” in the majority of lessons. Llanrumney High School’s current performance and prospects for improvement were deemed “unsatisfactory” by Wales’ education watchdog Estyn. Inspectors said the ... Read More »

Roath murder victim named as Peter Lewis, 68

Roath murder victim named as Peter Lewis, 68
April 30, 2012 No Comments »

A vulnerable pensioner with learning difficulties who was fatally stabbed in the stomach, in a murder described as “despicable” by detectives, has been named as 68-year-old Peter Lewis. Mr Lewis died of a single stab wound and was found in ... Read More »

Move planned for Cardiff School of Art and Design

Move planned for Cardiff School of Art and Design
April 27, 2012 No Comments »

Plans to relocate one of the UK’s oldest university art schools have been submitted to Cardiff Council. The Cardiff School of Art and Design (CSAD) will transfer to Llandaff from its current base in Howard Gardens, under proposals put forward ... Read More »

ELECTION 2012: Cardiff schools the big issue for politicians and parents

ELECTION 2012: Cardiff schools the big issue for politicians and parents
March 30, 2012 No Comments »

In the second of our series on May’s key battlegrounds, education correspondent Gareth Evans looks at the importance of learning on this year’s local elections in Cardiff. What happens in and around Cardiff schools is a feature of political infighting ... Read More »

University of Glamorgan to expand Atrium campus in Cardiff

University of Glamorgan to expand Atrium campus in Cardiff
March 28, 2012 No Comments »

The University of Glamorgan will expand its presence in Cardiff as part of a £28m investment package, it was announced last night. A £15m expansion of the university’s Atrium campus in Adam Street will add up to 1,200 students to ... Read More »

New ‘super head’ appointed for school federation

September 1, 2011 No Comments »

Cardiff council has appointed a new “super head” to oversee the federation of two city secondary schools. Geraint Rees is the man charged with bringing Michaelston Community College and Glyn Derw High School together. After months of preparation, the two ... Read More »

Cardiff’s independent schools celebrate results

Cardiff’s independent schools celebrate results
August 18, 2011 No Comments »

Students at Cardiff’s leading independent schools are today celebrating some of the nation’s finest A-level results. Cardiff Sixth Form College, which last year topped a UK list of sixth-form providers, is toasting a 98% A*-B pass rate with 84% A*-A ... Read More »