Issue details

School Organisation Planning: 21st Century Schools: The expansion and redevelopment of Cathays High School

At its meeting on 17 June 2021 the Cabinet, in accordance with the terms of the Schools Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act, approved a recommendation for the publication of a statutory notice to :


·         Increase the capacity of Cathays High 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

The statutory notice was published on 29 June for a period of 28 days to allow for objections.  The statutory notice period expired on 26 July 2021. 


The purpose of the report is to advise the Cabinet of any objections received, the Council’s response to these objections and recommendations for implementation or otherwise of the proposal

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/07/2021

Decision due: 14 Oct 2021 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Education, Employment & Skills

Lead director: Director of Education and Lifelong Learning

Scrutiny Consideration: Amber/Ambr


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