North East Wales

Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd school closure vote under scrutiny

Ysgol Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd
Image caption Denbighshire council said surplus places remains an issue for the school

The proposed closure of a Denbighshire school has been called in by a council scrutiny committee amid claims no proper consultation was held.

Denbighshire council's cabinet voted last week to shut Ysgol Llanbedr Dyffryn Clwyd in August.

The Church in Wales primary has 21 full-time and seven part-time pupils.

The proposed closure is part of a review of primary school education in the area. Pupils would be transferred to Ysgol Borthyn, Ruthin.

The call-in was agreed after a number of committee members argued a proper consultation had not been carried out and the closure decision was "prejudged".

After last week's cabinet vote Denbighshire council said the closure was initially approved in June 2013.

'Objections'

It said projections had showed an increase in pupil numbers over the coming years but surplus places would still remain an issue.

It added: "The council then consulted with the St Asaph Church in Wales diocesan authority and in October, cabinet agreed to formally consult on the proposals.

"Responses were received as part of the consultation and all the information was considered by cabinet at the meeting [that agreed the closure]."

The council said it would publish a report on any objections received.

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