School Modernisation – Brynford and Lixwm area school review
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will consider the responses from the
statutory consultation period for the Brynford and Lixwm Area school review and
determine the next steps for any school organisational change in the area at
its meeting on Tuesday, 19 June.
Despite seeking a federation with another school, Lixwm Community Primary
School was unable to establish a federal partner. Therefore, Cabinet agreed to
proceed to statutory consultation on school organisational change in January on
the proposal to amalgamate Brynford and Lixwm Community Primary Schools to
create a single area school. The consultation, run in compliance with the
statutory School Organisation Code, has been extensive. The review needs now to
be brought to a conclusion to end uncertainty in the local communities.
Cllr. Ian Roberts, Cabinet Member for Education and Youth said;
“Reviewing the future of any school is emotive and this has been a challenging
review with strong community resistance from Lixwm to the proposed change. We,
as a Council however, have to balance the sensitivities of community feeling
whilst ensuring our schools network remains viable and sustainable and it is
essential that the Council addresses the issue of inadequate school buildings
at Brynford School.
“Whichever option the Cabinet favours there will need to be a sustainable model
of primary education within and across the two communities. The Cabinet is
giving careful and thoughtful consideration to the options before it.”