Attempt to challenge faith school expansion in Wales rejected

Posted: Mon, 03 Feb 2020

Cardiff civil justice centre

An attempt to secure a judicial review against Vale of Glamorgan Council over the expansion of a Church in Wales faith school has been rejected.

The National Secular Society supported James Brunt, a local parent who attempted to challenge a decision to expand St David's Church in Wales Primary School in the village of Colwinston.

The expansion will see the school move to a new site previously earmarked for a possible new school. The Welsh government and Vale of Glamorgan Council are due to give buildings and land worth £4.2m to the Church in Wales for free.

NSS chief executive Stephen Evans said the decision not to grant permission for the review was "deeply frustrating".

You can read more on the NSS website.

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