Issue details

21st Century Schools Band B: The Expansion and Redevelopment of Cathays High School

At its meeting on 17 December 2020 the Council Cabinet  authorised officers to consult on proposals to:


·       Expand Cathays 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.


It was noted that officers would 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 


This report summarises the views expressed during the consultation with recommendations regarding how to proceed.



Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/05/2021

Decision due: 17 Jun 2021 by Cabinet

Scrutiny Consideration: Amber/Ambr


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