AN ANGLESEY primary school will close due to dwindling pupil numbers.
Councillor Ieuan Williams, Anglesey Council leader, said this week’s executive committee meeting decided to close Ysgol Llanddona with a “very heavy heart.
He added: "The Executive has reached its decision after a lengthy consultation process.
“It’s undoubtedly a sad day for the local community, but we have to act in the best interests of the island as a whole.
“We face dwindling pupil numbers and high surplus places in many of our schools and the status quo simply isn’t sustainable.”
The authority plans to close the 13 pupil school on August 31, 2014, with pupils transferring to Ysgol Llangoed.
There will be a period of one month for anyone to object to this decision, starting from Thursday, September 19.
Dr Gwynne Jones, Anglesey’s director of lifelong learning, said that primary school surplus places cost Anglesey Council lost around £400,000 per year.
Glenn Vaughan, chair of Ysgol Llanddona's Board of Governors, said: ’Not only do the governors of Ysgol Llanddona share grave reservations regarding the way in which Anglesey Council went about conducting its informal and statutory consultation processes , we are also sceptical in terms of the alleged benefits and sustainability of today’s decision."
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