Public consultation on changes to Welsh-medium school catchment areas is now open.


Cardiff Council is inviting members of the public to have their say on proposals to change the catchment areas of some Welsh-medium primary schools and secondary schools for the 2021/22 school year.

The proposed changes to primary school catchment areas include:

  • The establishment of a catchment area for Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Hamadryad
  • Changes to the catchment areas of Ysgol Mynydd Bychan, Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Caerau, Ysgol Gymraeg Pwll Coch and Ysgol Gymraeg Treganna.

The proposed changes to secondary school catchment areas include:

  • The transfer of the Ysgol Glan Morfa catchment from Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf to Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Edern
  • An amendment to the boundary between the catchment areas of Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr, at the primary school boundary between Ysgol Pwll Coch and Ysgol Treganna


Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "School catchment areas are constantly under review to help ensure that the supply and demand for school places is distributed evenly and strategically across the city.

"For example, Ysgol Hamadryad isthe first ever Welsh-medium primary school in Butetown and therefore,as a new school it requires the development ofits own catchment area.

There is also the need to realign some catchment areas for Welsh-medium secondary schools due to some schools being currently oversubscribed, whilst others have surplus places.

"The consultation presents an opportunity for people to come forward and have their say and I encourage people to submit their views, which can help shape school organisation proposals."

The consultation period is now open and will run until Wednesday 26thFebruary 2020.

Details of the consultation are available to view on the Council website via the link