Open morning for Ysgol Hamadryad

17 April 2016

Parents of would-be pupils for the first Welsh medium school for Grangetown and Butetown are being invited to an open morning on Saturday 23rd April.

The drop-in has been organised at Ninian Park Primary School’s annexe (10am-12pm)  – where the temporary of Ysgol Hamadryad will be from September, while the new school is built. The city council to write to all parents in the city, asking whether they would like to consider the school.

Meanwhile, the temporary governing body for Ysgol Hamadryad hopes to appoint the new head by the end of April, with a view to taking charge of the first reception class in September – ahead of the new school building opening a year later.

Cardiff Council’s cabinet finally signed off the plans for the primary school to be built on land behind Hamadryad Hospital in Butetown.


The governors have issued a mission statement for the new school, saying they wanted a “happy, ambitious and inclusive learning community which will be an integral part of the surrounding area.”

The governors are Dafydd Trystan – who is Plaid Cymru’s chair – Mair Parry Jones, head of translation at the Assembly, Cllr Ali Ahmed, Dr Dylan Foster Evans and Dr Huw Williams, both of Cardiff University and Iona Edwards of Ysgol Penygarth.

The starter form will begin in temporary classrooms at the Ninian Park school site from this September. The open morning is for prospective parents or just parents curious to find out more and look at facilities.

Huw Williams, one of the governors and a member of the campaign group, said all parents in the city whose children are of reception age are being sent out information about the new school from 18th April.

“Any parents wishing to apply – regardless of where their children are due to go – will be able to get in touch with the council for a form to be returned to School Admissions,” he said.”

You can find out more on the campaign group’s Facebook page


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