Following the publication of a consultation by RCT Council proposing to close the school, Heledd Fychan MS recently visited Rhigos Primary School, meeting with both staff and pupils.
During the visit, Ms Fychan spoke with the Chair of Governors, staff and learners and learnt how special a school it is, and why parents and the local community have launched a campaign to save the school.
Though pupil numbers are low, as one would expect of a school in a rural village, the education and facilities provided are of a high standard. It’s also clear that the school is at the heart of the village, playing a key role in terms of social cohesion.
Speaking following the visit, Ms Fychan said: “I fully support those campaigning to Save Rhigos Primary School.
“I am concerned that closing the school will not only negatively impact on the village itself, but more importantly, the children and their families.
“Currently, 72% of children walk or use a bike or scooter to commute to school. 50% attend breakfast club, and 70% attend after school clubs. Attendance rates are high, and the pupils are thriving.
" I urge RCT Council to listen to the views put forward during the consultation and keep the school open.”
To view the proposals and respond to the consultation, please follow this link: Consultation on a proposal to close Rhigos Primary | Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (rctcbc.gov.uk)