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 2020
  • 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 2022
  • then transfer the seedling school to a permanent location on the site of the current Pillgwenlly primary school from September 2022

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 represents 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 will be published here and considered 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 with council officers available to explain the proposal and answer any questions.



Available translation 

Caerleon Lodge Hill Primary School, Roman Way, Caerleon NP18 3BY

5 September 2019, 3.45pm-5.30pm



Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed, Duffryn Way  NP10 8BX

12 September 2019, 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 at midnight, Friday 13 September 2019

Consultation Report

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

What happens next? 

A consultation report will be prepared which summarises the consultation and engagement process, comments received and the council's response to these comments.

The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will then consider the views expressed and decide whether to proceed with the proposal.

If the decision is taken to proceed, a statutory notice will be published.

The statutory notice period will last for 28 days following the date of publication and enables people to express their views in the form of supporting or objecting to the proposals.

If no objections are received following the publication of the statutory notice, the Cabinet Member will make the final decision as to whether to proceed.