Gower AM Rebecca Evans has met with the Leader of Swansea Council and the Cabinet Member for Education ahead of the opening of the formal consultation on the proposed closure of Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Felindre and Craigcefnparc Primary School.
Pupil numbers in the schools have fallen. The Local Authority’s figures show that Felindre has just 15 pupils, with 55 at Craigcefnparc. Numbers are forecast to fall further in the coming years.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “I have been contacted by parents and past pupils of the schools who are deeply upset at the thought of the schools closing. Many people have strong emotional ties to the schools, and they also have practical questions as to how the children’s educational and transport needs would be met in a different setting. I wanted the chance to share with the council what I have been hearing from people in the affected communities ahead of the formal consultation.”
The formal consultation on the future of the schools will open in September.
Rebecca Evans AM added: “No decisions have yet been made, and I would encourage everyone with an interest to have their say. They key challenge will be to demonstrate that the schools can be made sustainable into the future.”