Decision details

School Organisation Planning: 21st Century Schools (Band B): Redevelopment and Expansion of Cathays High School

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


At its meeting on 14 December 2017 the Council Cabinet considered a report setting out the Council’s priority schemes to be undertaken as part of Cardiff’s Band B 21st Century Schools Programme.


The purpose of the report is to seek Cabinet approval to consult on proposals for developing the Cathays High School, in line with Band B priority schemes. 





1.         officers be authorised to consult on proposals to:


·       Expand the school from 1,072 places (5.5 Forms of Entry with 247 sixth form places) to 1,450 places (8 Forms of Entry with 250 sixth form places) from September 2023;

·       Replace the Cathays High School buildings with new build accommodation on the Maindy Centre site adjacent to Crown Way and North Road;

·       Expand the current Specialist Resource Base (SRB) for learners with Autism Spectrum Condition from 16 to 50 places in purpose-built accommodation in the new school buildings;

·       Upgrade community facilities in Cathays and Gabalfa through the significantly enhanced school facilities being made available for shared use with the wider local community.

·       Provide space for the local community to continue to have access to off-road open spaces for informal leisure use.


2.         it be noted that officers will bring a report on the outcome of the consultation to a future meeting to seek authorisation as to whether to proceed to publish proposals in accordance with section 48 of The School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013.


Publication date: 18/12/2020

Date of decision: 17/12/2020

Decided at meeting: 17/12/2020 - Cabinet

Effeithiol O: 01/01/2021

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