Ysgol Llanaelhaearn

Date: 28/10/2019

Gwynedd Council's Cabinet will consider a report which will seek permission to initiate a period of statutory consultation on a proposal to close Ysgol Llanaelhaearn on 31 August 2020 and to provide a place for the pupils at Ysgol Bro Plenydd, Y Ffôr.


The report will be presented to the Cabinet at its meeting on 5 November 2019.


This follows a period of detailed discussions with the governing body of Ysgol Llanaelhaearn following a significant fall in pupil numbers, with only eight children attending the school in September 2019. These numbers have fallen steadily since 2012, when 42 children attended theschool.


Councillor Cemlyn Williams, Gwynedd Council's Cabinet Member for Education, said: "Our duty to ensure the best education and experiences for all Gwynedd's children is at the heart of the report being presented to the Cabinet.


“To date, we have held discussions with the school’s Governing Body and other relevant stakeholders over the past few months and I would like to thank them for their passionate input and their commitment in trying to find potential solutions to the challenge presented of critically low numbers at the school.


"Having thoroughly evaluated these options, and considering the projections that numbers will fall further to five pupils at the school by 2021, we are of the opinion that Ysgol Llanaelhaearn's situation is not viable for the future."