Local Assembly Member for Monmouth, Nick Ramsay AM attended a meeting last Friday with the Head Teacher and members of the Governors of Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School as well as David Davies MP.
The meeting had been arranged due to Torfaen County Borough Council’s plans to publish a consultation document on the future of Post 16 Education in the County Borough with the possibility that the sixth form at Croesyceiliog School and the other schools under the Local Education Authority in the County Borough will be removed.
Speaking today Nick said:
“I strongly oppose plans to abolish Croesyceiliog Sixth Form as do the governing body of the school, as do pupils, parents and staff.
“I don’t believe that Torfaen Council has made a case for this and although they talk about inequalities in the north of the county, but those pupils will still be required to travel to the new college in in Cwmbran.
“I believe that choice in Post 16 Education should remain. We don’t need this leap in the dark when Croesyceiliog Sixth Form has a proven track record as does 11-18 school education in Torfaen.
“I want to see a new Croesyceiliog School built with a sixth form so that we may continue to build on the legacy of the past.
“I am asking the Welsh Government to clarify their position on this issue as I don’t think the business case stacks up.”