A Practical Guide to Managing School Reorganisation in Welsh Local Authorities

Shirley Goodwin

16 September 2010

This guidance has been commissioned by the 21st Century Schools programme team based at the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) for local authorities in Wales to use in developing strategic programmes. It is a practical guide for those authorities developing plans for school reorganisation, so as to help make managing the process as smooth and efficient as possible. The processes and steps described are intended to be relevant and adaptable to whatever approach the authority is taking, whether this is an authority-wide approach or a sustained, local area-based approach.

This is not a legal guide, nor does it attempt to provide guidance on interpreting statute and complying with the law in respect of school organisation proposals.

Please note: Amendments have been made to the report, consequent upon The School Organisation (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Wales) Regulations 2011. See amendments

Download the Welsh version here.