Welsh-medium primary school and Pill primary school relocation

Newport City Council consulted on proposals to: 

  • establish a Welsh-medium seedling primary school on the vacant site of the former Caerleon Lodge Hill Infant School from September 2021
  • relocate Pillgwenlly Primary School from its existing site to a new build on the Whiteheads development, increasing the capacity of the school for mainstream pupils from 546 to 630 and its Learning Resource Base (LRB) from 10 to 20 places from January 2023
  • then transfer the seedling school to a permanent location on the site of the current Pillgwenlly primary school from September 2023

Download the Report to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills (pdf)

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)

Download the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)


The consultation closed Friday 13 September 2019

The consultation process represented an opportunity for people to learn about the proposal, ask questions and make comments that will be recorded and summarised in a consultation report.

The report is published below for consideration when the council decides the way forward.

Download the full formal consultation document (pdf)

Download the everyday summary version of the consultation document (pdf) 

Read frequently asked questions about this proposal

Drop-in sessions for people most directly affected by the proposal took place in 2019 with council officers available to explain the proposal and answer any questions.



Available translation 

Pillgwenlly Primary School

10 July, 3pm-5pm

Welsh, Bengali, Punjabi, Arabic, Urdu, 

Kurdish, Somali

Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed

11 July, 3.30pm-5.30pm Welsh

Pillgwenlly Primary School

16 July, 9am-11am

Welsh, Romanian, Slovakian, Czech

Caerleon Lodge Hill Primary School

5 September,  3.45pm-5.30pm



Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed

12 September,  8.30am-10am


Any negative responses made during this consultation period will not be counted as objections to the proposal but as adverse comments.

Objections to a proposal can only be registered after the publication of a statutory notice which is the second stage in the proposal.

The consultation closed midnight, Friday 13 September 2019

Consultation Report

Download the Consultation Report (pdf) which summarises the consultation and engagement process, comments received and the council’s response to these.

Publication of Statutory Notice

The Cabinet Member has considered all views expressed and responses received during the formal consultation process and has decided to proceed with the proposal to statutory notice stage.

Statutory Notice Period 2 March – 30 March 2020

The statutory notice period allows people to express their views in support of or objection to the proposal.

Download the Statutory Notice (pdf) 

Download the Report to the Cabinet Member (pdf) 

Download the updated Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf) 

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf) 


The consultation passed through the statutory notice stage without objection and therefore a final decision was taken by the council's Cabinet Member for Education and Skills.

Final decision

The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills has made the decision to implement the proposal to establish a new Welsh-medium primary school and the relocation of Pillgwenlly Primary School.

Download the Report to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills (pdf)

Download the associated Decision Schedule (pdf)

Download the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)

Download Final Decision Notification Letter (pdf)