School Consultations

21st Century Schools


Proposal to close Ferndale Infants School and Proposal to close Ynyscynon Nursery School


The Council has today commenced consultation on the above proposals. Consultation documents have been prepared and can be viewed and downloaded here:

Ferndale Consultation

Ynyscynon Consultation

These documents outline our proposals and also provide details of where any comments, questions or views you may have on the proposals may be sent. The documents contain a questionnaire which you may use to assist you in this. 

Community Impact and Equality Impact Assessments in respect of both proposals have also been prepared:

Ferndale Community Impact Assessment

Ferndale Equality Impact Assessment

Ynyscynon Community Impact Assessment

Ynyscynon Equality Impact Assessment

The consultation process in respect of both proposals will end at 5pm on 31st December 2015.

Proposals to Re-organise School Provision in the Rhondda and Tonyrefail areas of RCT.

 Cabinet resolved at its meeting on September 24, 2015 to approve the above proposals and to implement them  in September 2018.

The proposal to remove 6th Form provision at Ferndale Community School requires Welsh Government approval we still await a decision on this matter.

Read the formal decision notice

Earlier news and updates on these proposals can be found below:

Council has concluded the consultation in respect of the above proposals and has published a Consultation Report. View the Consultation Report and associated reports below:

The Council has now published statutory notices in respect of these proposals. Please download them below, to view, or find them in the related documents section:

The closing date for receipt of objections in respect of all statutory notices above has now passed. Following the statutory notice publication period, a total of 19 objections were received. Details of these objections and the Council’s responses to them can be viewed in the attached Objections Report

Impact assessments

A number of impact assessments have been completed as part of these proposals. These Impact Assessments will be reviewed and updated throughout the consultation process. View them via the related

Proposal to amalgamate Cymmer Infants and Cymmer Junior Schools

The Council has commenced consultation on a proposal to amalgamate Cymmer Infants and Cymmer Junior Schools.

The consultation period will run between 1st September and 23rd October 2015 and we would welcome any views, comments or questions you may have on this proposal.

Download the Consultation Document to find out more information and secure details of how to get involved.

Download the Community Impact Assessment

Download the Equality Impact Assessment.

Following the consultation held, the Council has now published a Consultation Report, which outlines the issues raised during consultation and our responses to them.

Download and view the Consultation Report.

Council has today (20/11/15) published a statutory notice to progress these proposals, this notice can be viewed and downloaded here. Any objections must be received at the address indicated on the notice no later than 5pm on 17th December 2015’.