School Consultations

21st Century Schools


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

The Council has commenced consultation on the above proposals. Download a copy of our consultation document, which fully outlines these proposals.  Or find it in the related documents to the right.

To date we have received a limited response to our consultation process. 

Your views and opinions are really important to us and, to ensure as many people have the opportunity to engage in these important proposals which seek to invest £75million in new school buildings and facilities, the closing date for the receipt of any comments, queries or questions relating to these proposals has been extended to 27th February 2015

Details of where any correspondence should be sent is included in the consultation document.

Several consultation events were held during January 2015 as part of this process.  To provide further opportunity for feedback on our proposals, an additional consultation event is being held at the Lesser Hall in Ystrad Sports Centre on 18th February 2015.  This is the half term week and the drop in session and exhibition will be open from 9am to 6pm.

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.

You can download them from the links below.


Proposal to close Rhiwgarn Infant's School

The Council has recently concluded the formal process to close the above named school. The Council’s Cabinet resolved at their meeting held on 30th October 2014 to confirm the closure, with
effect from 31st December 2014. Pupils will transfer, subject to parental preference, to Cymmer Infants School with effect from 1st January 2015. 

Aberllechau Primary School

The Council has recently concluded the formal process to close Aberllechau Primary School. Cabinet resolved at its meeting on December 8, 2014 to confirm the closure, with effect from December 31.. Pupils will transfer, subject to parental preference, to Pontygwaith Primary School. 

Download a copy of the decision notice

School Catchment Areas

Following the recent consultation processes to amend certain school catchment areas in the County Borough, The Council’s Cabinet met on 19thMarch 2014 when all proposals were approved. The areas in question were: 

  • The adjoining catchment areas of Dolau, Llanharan and Brynnau Primary Schools
  • A minor amendments to the catchment areas of YG Garth Olwg and YG y Cymer
  • An amendment to the catchment area of Y Pant Comprehensive School

 An alteration was made to the proposal in respect of Y Pant Comprehensive and details of this amendment can be viewed in the Letter sent to parents.

Proposed Re-Alignment of Learning Support Classes

The Access & Inclusion Service seeks to consult with relevant stakeholders regarding the proposals to re-align Learning Support Class provision within Rhondda Cynon Taf. 

Statutory Notices