Statutory Notice: Expansion of The Marion Centre
SCHOOL STANDARDS AND ORGANISATION (WALES) ACT 2013
ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS PROVISION
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN in accordance with Section 42 of the School Standards and Organisation (Wales) Act 2013 and the School Organisation Code, that the Governing Body of The Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School (herein after “the Governing Body”), having consulted such persons as appeared to them to be appropriate, propose to alter The Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School, Rookwood Close, Llandaff, Cardiff, CF5 2NR to
- Increase the designated number at The Marion Centre Specialist Resource Base from 42 to 66 places.
It is proposed to implement the proposal from September 2022.
The school is a voluntary aided Church in Wales high school and is currently maintained by Cardiff Council.
A public consultation was undertaken on behalf of the Governing Body before deciding to publish this proposal. A consultation report containing a summary of the issues raised by consultees and the Governing Body’s responses and the views of Estyn on the proposed changes is available to view in the document section below.
The current school capacity is 1085 places including sixth form. The current number of students at the school is 961 (11 - 16) and 286 (Sixth Form).
There are currently 42 places at the Specialist Resource Base. The current number of students at the resource base is 66 and the proposal is to increase the number of places to 66.
There are no plans to change the school policy on the admission of children to school as a result of these proposals.
Admissions to the Specialist Resource Base are managed by the local authority and subject to a statement of Special Educational Needs (SEN) or Individual Development Plan (IDP), as appropriate.
Admissions to the Specialist Resource Base will continue to be separate to admission to the main school and to be in addition to the Published Admission Number (PAN).
Any arrangements for the transport of students will be made in accordance with the Local Authority’s existing policies on school transport.
Within a period of 28-days of the date of publication of these proposals, that is to say by 27th July 2022, any person may object to these proposals.
Objections should be sent to the Chair of Governors, The Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School, Rookwood Close, Llandaff CF5 2NR.
Objections may also be sent to the Chair of Governors using the following email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that any such objection should contain the full name and postal address of the objector.
The Governing Body will publish a summary of any such objections made within the objection period (and not withdrawn in writing), together with its response, within the period of 28-days after the end of the objection period.
Dated this 30th day of June 2022
Chair of Governors
(This does not form part of the Notice but is intended to explain its general meanings)
The Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School is an English-medium voluntary aided high school located in Llandaff.
The school hosts a specialist resource base, The Marion Centre, designated for Autism Spectrum Disorder.
To meet the demand for Specialist Resource Base places for students aged 11 - 19 with Autism Spectrum Disorder it is proposed to increase the designated number at The Marion Centre Specialist Resource Base from 42 to 66 places from September 2022.
The number of students at the base is 66.
It is proposed that the current specialist resource base accommodation would be improved and refurbished, creating additional classrooms and learning spaces.
In addition to the proposed increase in designated places at the specialist resource base for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder at The Marion Centre, further places for students with complex learning needs and autism spectrum disorder have been proposed for a number of schools within the local authority.
Details of these proposals and copies of the statutory notices can be seen at Additional Learning Needs (ALN) provision (cardiff.gov.uk)
|Marion Centre Consultation||Date|
|The Bishop of Llandaff ASD Statutory Notice (Eng)||30th Jun 2022||Download|
|The Bishop of Llandaff ASD Statutory Notice (Cy)||30th Jun 2022||Download|
|Appendix 1 - Consultation Document||07th Jun 2022||Download|
|Appendix 2 - Summary Document||07th Jun 2022||Download|
|Appendix 5 - Notes of Public Meetings||07th Jun 2022||Download|
|Appendix 4 - Student Survey||07th Jun 2022||Download|
|Appendix 3 - Notes of Staff Meeting||07th Jun 2022||Download|
|Appendix 6 - Summary Analysis of Responses||07th Jun 2022||Download|
|Appendix 7 - Estyn Response to Consultation||07th Jun 2022||Download|
|Post-Consultation Report (Expanding The Marion Centre)||07th Jun 2022||Download|