New all age school opens in Llanfair Caereinion

5 September 2022

Image of Ysgol Bro Caereinion sign

A new all age school has opened its doors to learners for the first time today, ushering in a new era of education in a part of north Powys.

Ysgol Bro Caereinion in Llanfair Caereinion is the latest school to be established by Powys County Council.

It becomes the county’s third all age (4-18) school and has been established following the merger of Llanfair Caereinion C.P. School and Caereinion High School. The school will provide Welsh-medium and English-medium education on the current sites of the of the primary and high school.

Ysgol Bro Caereinion has also named is senior leadership team ready for its first day of education.  The new team is:

  • Huw Lloyd Jones – Headteacher
  • Edward Baldwin – Deputy Headteacher
  • Laura Jones – Assistant Headteacher
  • Michael Humphreys – Assistant Headteacher
  • Rhian Mills – Assistant Headteacher
  • Ceri Harris – Additional Learning Needa Co-ordinator

The new school will help the council deliver its Strategy for Transforming Education, which sets out to improve learner entitlement and experience. The strategy was updated in July 2022.

Cllr Pete Roberts, Cabinet Member for a Learning Powys, said: “This is an exciting time for pupils, staff, governors and parents at Ysgol Bro Caereinion and I wish them all the best as they start this new era.

“The council is committed to improving the education provision and entitlement for all the young people in Powys by delivering its Strategy for Transforming Education. The establishment of Ysgol Bro Caereinion is a key step in the first phase of delivering this strategy.

“I look forward to working with the senior leaders at Ysgol Bro Caereinion as we work together to improve outcomes for our learners as well as develop and enhance the Welsh-medium provision in Llanfair Caereinion.  I wish everyone associated with the school the very best.”

Cllr Gareth Jones, Chair of Temporary Governing Body of Ysgol Bro Caereinion, said: “The opening of Ysgol Bro Caereinion today signifies an important milestone on our journey to transform education in Llanfair Caereinion and the surrounding catchment area.

“We have made significant progress to get to this stage and I want to thank everyone involved including the senior management team and all staff at the new school, together with Cabinet Members and officials from Powys County Council.

“I also want to thank members of the Temporary Governing body for their commitment and hard work over very many months and to parents/guardians and the wider community for their on-going support. 

“I wish the new school and its learners every success as we take forward this exciting and important plan to help realise our ambitions for the future of learning at the school.”

For more information about Transforming Education in Powys, visit Transforming Education

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