Llandysul school plans to go ahead

Ceredigion Council today voted to endorse the recent decision of their Cabinet to establish a new school for all children between 3 and 19 in the Llandysul area and to close five primary schools. There were angry scenes in the public gallery, to coin a journalistic phrase, when the result of the vote was announced as around 30 parent demonstrators shouted and held placards as they walked out.

The opposition Plaid Cymru group on the Council had proposed that, instead of school closures, a federation should be created in the area with existing primary schools under one headteacher but this was narrowly defeated 17 – 14.