Flintshire County Councils Cabinet will on 18 October be asked to consider
progress of discussions regarding the Nercwys VA school review which forms part
of the Council’s school modernisation programme.
In June, Cabinet determined that officers could carry out a soft consultation
of the school because it had met a number of triggers for review, including low
number of pupils and condition of the school buildings.
A series of meetings have taken place with the school governors and the
Diocesian Authority which have looked at all options. The governors have
indicated that they are willing to pursue formal federation arrangements.
In light of this, all parties feel that it would be best to pause the review to
allow more time to look at options for collaboration which would support a
sustainable school network.
Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education, Councillor Chris
The County Council is carrying out a challenging programme of school
modernisation. The Council also recognises that reviews such as this one are
challenging and sensitive for all involved. We welcome the willingness of the
school governors to look at federation. We know that reviews can cause
uncertainty in the school community and so, it is important that we provide
support to ensure that the school can focus on continued education