Cardiff school closure protest

Parents and pupils from Llanrumney High School will protest in Cardiff today over proposals to close the school this Summer.

Concerns school closure is 'too drawn out'

Our concern is that, given Estyn's recent inspection report, the timeframe of Llanrumney's closure is too drawn out and does not ensure the closure quickly enough.

We are consulting on this and welcome views as part of that consultation process. We hope that parents and pupils can understand why we will not tolerate schools that are failing and where the situation is irredeemable.

– Spokesperson for the Welsh Government

Protest over closure of Llanrumney High School

The image on the 'Save Llanrumney High School' e-petition Credit: www.change.org

Parents and pupils at Llanrumney High School will gather outside the Senedd later to protest against its planned closure.

Yesterday, the Welsh Government's consultation which sought views on whether the school in Cardiff should close this August ended.

The school was put into special measures by the school inspectorate Estyn last year. A previous proposal was to close the school in August 2014 but the Welsh Government is looking to bring that forward to this summer.

The suggestion is that all pupils attend Rumney High School instead, or another school that parents prefer.

The move has been met by opposition with more than 550 people signing a petition against the plans. Campaigners say the move "will effect the pupils education and their confidence."

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