Proposal to increase capacity at Afon Y Felin Primary School
11 October 2016
With Afon Y Primary School going from strength to strength, Bridgend County Borough Council is making plans to increase the school’s capacity.
Cabinet Members from the council have agreed to begin public consultation over a proposal to make a ‘regulated alteration’ so that the school’s intake at the reception age group rises from 15 to 18 pupils from 1 April 2017 onwards.
The school has room to accommodate greater numbers without any building work being needed, and the knock-on effect would lead to the school’s overall capacity increasing to 131 pupils between the ages of four and 11.
Councillor Huw David, Bridgend County Borough Council’s new Leader, said: “I have been delighted to see the major turnaround at Afon Y Felin in the past couple of years. From being a school that was rated by Estyn as needing significant improvement, it is now a school where more parents than ever before want to send their children, and this proposal will help to meet the predicted demand for places at the school in future years.
“Consultation will now be held with the governing body, staff, parents and other interested parties to gather their views.”
In June 2015, Estyn inspectors noted that outstanding progress had been made at Afon Y Felin since its last full inspection report in 2013, while earlier this year the school achieved the yellow category status in the Welsh Government’s colour coded categorisation system.