Consultation begins on future of education in Templeton area

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Members of the public are being asked for their views on the future of education in the Templeton area, as part of a review by Pembrokeshire County Council.

The Council would like to hear the public’s views on a preliminary consultation document, which sets out the case for change to education provision in the Templeton area and seeks views on a number of options for the future.

The options are:

• Retain status quo

• Extend the age range of the school (Templeton CP) to accept part-time three-year-olds

• Establish Federation with Narberth CP School

• Establish Federation with Tavernspite CP School

• Closure of Templeton CP School with pupils transferring to Narberth CP and/or Stepaside CP School

• Change of status of Narberth CP School to English-medium and Templeton School to Welsh-medium or vice-versa.

In addition to these options, members of the public can make their own suggestions.

The preliminary consultation document is available to view online, together with response forms at www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/haveyoursay

There is also a public meeting at Templeton CP School on Wednesday, 21st May at 6.30pm. A presentation will be made by Kate Evan-Hughes, Head of Education, which will be followed by a question and answer session.

Places are limited and must be booked in advance. You can book from 9th May onwards by phoning 01437 764551.

The final date for all responses to the preliminary consultation document is Friday, 13th June 2014.

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