The Labour-controlled Rhondda Cynon Taf council is behind plans to implement the most controversial school shake-up in the history of the county borough.
They propose spending £75 million to close 11 schools and create three “super” schools. The plans, which have been approved by the Labour Cabinet, could be implemented by 2018.
Plaid Cymru is opposed to the plans because they are muddled and it is unclear how they will improve our children’s education. Many parents are against the plans because of the increased travel, the wide age range within the super schools and the loss of valued community assets.
We have already seen the impact that Labour’s school closure programme has brought to communities like Pentre and Wattstown.