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Still time to give views on Brecon schools proposals

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ONLY two weeks remain for people to give their views on proposals to create a new primary school in south Powys by merging three existing schools.

Powys County Council is proposing to merge Mount Streets Infants School, Mount Street Junior School and Cradoc C.P. School to create a new primary school as part of Transforming Education plans for the Brecon catchment area.

The council is asking for views from the public on the proposal, who have until Wednesday, May 12, 2021 to provide their views.

If it goes ahead, the new primary school will operate from the three current sites from September 2022, before moving to a new 21st Century building on the former Brecon High School site in the future.

The plans will help the council deliver its Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys, an ambitious 10-year strategy that was approved last year.

Dr Caroline Turner, Chief Executive of Powys County Council, said: “One of the aims in our Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys is to improve the learner entitlement and experience for all our learners.

“We are also committed to providing world-class facilities that will allow our learners and teachers to thrive and reach their potential.

“The plans for the Brecon catchment area will help us deliver our strategy and improve the education entitlement and experience for future learners.

“However, it is important that the people of these three school communities as well as the wider area have their say on these proposals. I would urge them to send their views to us so that they can be considered.”

To respond to the consultation, visit https://en.powys.gov.uk/transformingeducation and follow the links to give your views online.

If you would like a paper copy of the consultation document, please contact the Transforming Education Team by phoning 01597 826618 or emailing [email protected]

You can respond to us in writing by emailing [email protected] or via post at Transforming Education Team, Powys County Council, County Hall, Llandrindod Wells, LD1 5LG.