Cardiff Council Update: 06 September 2022

Here’s your Tuesday update, covering: high praise from Estyn for Cardiff faith school; road closures around the new Transport Interchange; and Lord Mayor’s welcome


Faith school earns high praise from Estyn inspectors

 A Catholic primary school in Cardiff has been praised for its ‘outstanding’ work in a number of areas in its latest report by Estyn, the education and training inspectorate for Wales.

The Holy Family RC Primary School in Fairwater had 163 pupils at the time of its inspection in June, with more than a third (36.9%) eligible for free school meals, more than a fifth with additional learning needs (ALN) and just over four per cent who have English as an additional language.

In the report, the school was judged to be a “diverse community where contributions to its unique ethos and culture make it a warm, welcoming and exciting place to live and learn.”

It added: “Pupils are respectful, confident and friendly. They love coming to school and are brimming with interesting comments and information about their time at the school, whether right at the beginning of their journey or heading towards the end.”

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Road closures revealed as work continues on Cardiff Transport Interchange

 Cardiff Council has announced a series of traffic measures in the city centre as work begins to create a southern entrance to the new Transport Interchange.

The Interchange, which will feature the new bus station, is expected to be opened to the public by Transport for Wales (TfW) next year. The latest development is the creation of an access route from the south, meaning the temporary closure of Saunders Road from its junction with Penarth Road.

Work begins on September 19 and is expected to take up to six months.

While work is under way, the railway station taxi rank, which is accessed via Saunders Road, will be relocated by TfW to Penarth Road as a temporary measure.

The section of Penarth Road between Saunders Road and West Canal Warf, opposite the station car park, will be restricted to southbound traffic only, with the northbound bus stop removed and a loading bay installed opposite the Clayton Hotel.

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On our social media channels

The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor of Cardiff and the Lady Mayoress, Cllr Graham Hinchey and Mrs Anne Hinchey, welcomed the latest group of students from Cardiff’s twin region of Vestland @vestlandfylke in Norway to spend a year studying at Cardiff and Vale College @CAVC.

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