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August 3rd, 2020 by James Goudie KC

R ( Driver ) v Rhondda Cynon Taff CBC ( 2020) EWHC 2072 ( Admin) concerns the reorganisation by the Council of reorganisation of education in the Pontypridd area, and in particular the implications for 6th forms. Fraser J found the Council to be in breach of Section 50 of the School Standards and Organisation ( Wales) Act 2013, and of the Welsh Government School Organisation Code 2013, in relation to assessing the impact of the proposals upon the Welsh language.
Section 50 of the Act relates to the kind of proposals which require the approval of the Welsh Ministers. The Judge held that proposals affecting 6th form education are not confined to 6th form only schools. In doing so he relied upon both the English and the Welsh texts of the Act.

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