Have your say on proposals to expand Pentrych Primary School


Members of the public have an opportunity to give their views on proposals for Pentyrch Primary School, which could increase primary school places for North West Cardiff.

A public consultation is now open and asks people to have their say on plans to redevelop and expand the school from140 to 210 places, and to establish nursery provision of 48 part-time places at the school.

If progressed, the proposals would mean the school could benefit from enhanced school buildings, improved learning environments andsupport the school to maintain and continue to build on its recent progress.

The establishment of nursery provision at the school would also promote continuity and progression in children's learning from the age of three and that those families seeking nursery places would no longer need to take up places in a private nursery settings or travel out of the Pentyrch area.

Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry said: "If progressed, investment and development plans for Pentyrch Primary School could provide anexcellent, modern learning environmentalong with a range of benefits and exciting opportunities for both the school and its community.

"The new housing developments in North West Cardiff will generate significant increase in the demand for school places in the area and astrategic expansion of the school would allow greater opportunities for staff and pupils, whilst giving more children the chance to benefit from the education onoffer at the site."

"The public consultation provides a valuable chance for pupils, parents and local people to have their say on the plans which will help shape the future of the proposed scheme."

Expanding the school could play a part inmeeting the projected demand for school placesto serveparts ofCreigiau & St Fagans, Pentyrch and Radyr & Morganstown, providingsufficient places for children resident in the existing school catchment area as well as providing places for children resident in the new housingdevelopment at Goitre Fach Farm, near Llantrisant Road.

Proposals for a number of new housing developments in North West Cardiff are underway and will be delivered as part of Cardiff's Local Development plan (LDP) which sets out the infrastructure required to facilitate and sustain the city's growth up to 2026.

As part of the planning agreement between housing developers and the Council, Section 106 contributions have been agreed to provide investment in infrastructure for local areas.

An online public meeting via Microsoft Teams will take place on Thursday, January 13, 2022 at 6pm and other online drop-in sessions can be requested by

To have your say on the plans please visit:Expansion of pentyrch primary school and establishment of nursery provision at the school (

The consultation runs until Tuesday, January 25 2022.