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The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Wales) Order 2007

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Welsh Statutory Instruments

2007 No. 972 (W.88)

EDUCATION, WALES

The Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Wales) Order 2007

Made

21 March 2007

Coming into force

1 May 2007

The National Assembly for Wales makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred on the Secretary of State by sections 69(3) and (4) and 138(7) and (8) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(1), and now vested in the National Assembly for Wales(2), having followed the procedure specified in the Religious Character of Schools (Designation Procedure) Regulations 1998(3).

Title, commencement and application

1.—(1) The title of this Order is the Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Wales) Order 2007.

(2) This Order comes into force on 1 May 2007.

(3) This Order applies in relation to Wales.

Revocation

2.  This Order revokes and replaces the Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Wales) Order 1999(4), and the Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character and Amendments (Wales) Order 2004(5).

Interpretation

3.  In this Order “the relevant religion or religious denomination” (“y grefydd neu'r enwad crefyddol perthnasol”) means the religion or religious denomination in accordance with whose tenets religious education is, or may be, required to be provided at a school in accordance with Schedule 19 to the School Standards and Framework Act 1998(6).

Designation of the Schools

4.—(1) The schools listed in the Schedule to this Order are designated as schools having a religious character.

(2) The relevant religion or religious denomination in relation to a school listed in the Schedule to this Order is—

(a)Church in Wales, in the case of a school listed in Part I of the Schedule;

(b)Roman Catholic, in the case of a school listed in Part II of the Schedule; and

(c)Roman Catholic and Anglican school, in the case of a school listed in Part III of the Schedule.

Signed on behalf of the National Assembly for Wales under section 66(1) of the Government of Wales Act 1998(7).

D. Elis-Thomas

The Presiding Officer of the National Assembly

21 March 2007

Article 4

THE SCHEDULE

PART ISCHOOLS WHOSE RELIGIOUS CHARACTER IS CHURCH IN WALES

LEALEA No.School No.School Name
VOLUNTARY AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Gwynedd
6613305Ysgol Beuno Sant
Conwy
6623302Ysgol Bodafon
6623307Ysgol San Siôr
6623340Ysgol Y Plas
Denbighshire
663Ysgol Trefnant
Flintshire
6643303Ysgol Yr Esgob Voluntary Aided Primary School
6643316Trelawnyd Voluntary Aided Primary School
6643317Rector Drew Voluntary Aided School
6643320Ysgol Y Llan, Whitford Voluntary Primary School
6643330St Ethelwold’s Primary School
6643331Pentrobin Primary School
Wrexham
6653043St Pauls Primary School Church in Wales Voluntary Aided
6653301Bronington Primary School
6653305Madras Primary School
6653326Hanmer Primary School
6653337Minera Primary School
6653338All Saints Primary School Gresford
6653341St Mary’s Primary School (Ruabon)
6653342St Mary’s (Aided) Primary School
6653346St Mary’s Church in Wales (Aided) School
Powys
6663300Llanfihangel Yng Ngwynfa
6663301St Michael’s Church in Wales (Aided) Primary School
6663303Llansantffraid Church in Wales (Aided) School
6663314Glasbury Church in Wales (Aided) School
6663316Llanbedr Church in Wales (Aided) School
6663317Archdeacon Griffiths Church in Wales Primary School
6663318Priory Church in Wales School
Ceredigion
6673317Ysgol Gynradd Gymorthedig Llanwenog
Pembrokeshire
6683310St David Voluntary Aided Primary School
6683315St Aidan’s Church in Wales Voluntary Aided Primary School
6683320St Mark’s Church in Wales Voluntary Aided Primary School
6683321St Oswalds Church in Wales Voluntary Aided School
Carmarthenshire
6693302Llanfynydd Voluntary Aided Primary School
6693307Ysgol Wirfoddol Penboyr
6693321Pentip Voluntary Aided Church in Wales Primary School
6693322Model Church in Wales School
Swansea
6703306Christchurch Church in Wales School
Neath Port Talbot
6713311Bryncoch Church in Wales School
6713313Alderman Davies' Church in Wales School
Bridgend
6723323Archdeacon John Lewis Church in Wales Voluntary Aided School
Vale of Glamorgan
6733320St Brides Major Church in Wales Primary School
6733321Wick and Marcross Church in Wales Primary School
6733363Pendoylan Church in Wales Primary School
6733364St Andrews Major Church in Wales Primary School
6733365Llansannor Church in Wales Primary School
6733367St David’s Church in Wales Primary School
6733372All Saints Church in Wales Primary School
Rhondda Cynon Taff
6743317Aberdare Town Church in Wales Primary School
6743319Cwmbach Church in Wales Primary School
Blaenau Gwent
6773309St Mary’s Brynmawr Church in Wales Voluntary Aided School
Torfaen
6783002Ponthir Church in Wales School
6783330Henllys Church in Wales Voluntary Aided Primary School
Monmouthshire
6793005Llanfair Kilgeddin Church in Wales Voluntary Aided Primary School
6793310Magor Voluntary Aided Primary School
6793327Archbishop Rowan Williams Church in Wales Voluntary Aided Primary School
Newport
6803311Caerleon Endowed Junior School
6803312Caerleon Endowed Infant School
Cardiff
6813338St Anne’s Church in Wales Infant School
6813341St Monica’s Church in Wales Primary School
6813343St Paul’s Church in Wales Primary School
6813344Tredegarville Church in Wales Primary School
6813346Llandaff City Church in Wales Primary School
6813355St Mary The Virgin Church in Wales Primary School
6813357All Saints Church in Wales Primary School
6813366St Fagans Church in Wales Primary School
6813371St David’s Church in Wales Primary School
6813373Bishop Childs Church in Wales Primary School
VOLUNTARY CONTROLLED PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Anglesey
6603033Ysgol Y Parch Thomas Ellis
6603034Ysgol Parc Y Bont
6603035Ysgol Llangaffo
Gwynedd
6613004Ysgol Pont-Y-Gof
6613005Ysgol Gynradd Maesincla
6613009Ysgol Y Faenol
6613010Ysgol Foel Gron
6613013Ysgol Llandygai
6613018Ysgol Gynradd Llandwrog
6613023Ysgol Llanystumdwy
6613029Ysgol Tregarth
6613030Ysgol Gynradd Cae Top
6613037Ysgol Machreth
6613041Ysgol Gynradd Dolgellau
Conwy
6623007Ysgol Porth y Felin
6623020Ysgol Babanod Llanfairfechan
6623021Ysgol Llangelynnin
6623024Ysgol Pencae
6623032Ysgol Ysbyty Ifan
6623038St George Controlled Primary School
6623039Ysgol Llanddoged
6623040Ysgol Eglwysbach
6623059Ysgol Llanddulas Controlled
6623062Betws Yn Rhos Primary School
Denbighshire
6633020Ysgol Tremeirchion
6633024St. Asaph Voluntary Primary Church in Wales Infant School
6633034Llantysilio Church in Wales Controlled School
6633044Llanbedr Church in Wales Controlled School
6633045Ysgol Reoledig Llanfair D.C.
6633050Borthyn Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6633057Ysgol Reoledig Pantpastynog
6633061Ysgol Dyffryn Ial
Flintshire
6643002Nannerch Primary School
6643004Rhes-Y-Cae Controlled School
6643021Nercwys Primary School
Wrexham
6652265Borderbrook School
6653028St Peter’s Church in Wales Primary School
6653035Ysgol Y Wern
6653036Pentre Primary School
6653042Eyton Primary School
6653052St Giles Junior School
6653053St Giles Infants School
Powys
6663000Llanfechain Church in Wales School
6663002Montgomery Church in Wales School
6663005Gungrog Church in Wales Infant School
6663016Forden Church in Wales School
6663021Llandysilio Church in Wales School
6663022Castle Caereinion Church in Wales School
6663023Beguildy Church in Wales School
6663026Gladestry Church in Wales School
6663028Howey Church in Wales School
6663030Llandrindod Wells Church in Wales Primary School
6663031Newbridge-On-Wye Voluntary Primary School
6663032Nantmel School
6663033Clyro Church in Wales School
6663034Ffynnon Gynydd School
6663035Knighton Church in Wales School
6663036Rhayader Church in Wales School
6663037Llanelwedd Church in Wales School
6663042Cwmdu Church in Wales School
6663046Llangedwyn Primary School
6663048Llangattock Church in Wales School
6663050Llangorse Voluntary Church in Wales Primary School
Ceredigion
6673058Ysgol Gynradd Wirfoddol Mefenydd
6673060Trefilan Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Pembrokeshire
6683033Angle Voluntary Controlled School
6683034Burton Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6683035Cilgerran Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6683036Cosheston Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6683040Llangwm Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6683042Manorbier Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6683046Mathry Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6683047Penally Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6683050Spittal Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6683051Stackpole Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6683052Tenby Infants Voluntary Controlled School
6683053Haverfordwest Junior Voluntary Controlled School
6683058Ysgol Ger Y Llan Church in Wales Voluntary Controlled School
6683055St Florence Voluntary Controlled School
6683057Hubbertston Church in Wales Voluntary Controlled Nursery and Primary School
Carmarthenshire
6693000Ysgol Wirfoddol Abergwili
6693002Tremoilet Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6693003Laugharne Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6693004Ysgol Gynradd Wirfoddol Llanddarog
6693008Ysgol Capel Cynfab
6693013Ferryside Voluntary Controlled Primary School
6693025Ysgol John Vaughan, Llangynog
6693026Ysgol Gynradd Wirfoddol Llanllwni
6693032Cilycwm Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Bridgend
6723013Penyfai Church in Wales Primary School
Vale of Glamorgan
6733037St Nicholas Church in Wales Primary School
6733047Peterston Super Ely Church in Wales Primary School
6733057Gwenfo Church in Wales Primary School
Torfaen
6783027St. Peter’s Church in Wales Primary School
Monmouthshire
6793004Llantilio Church Voluntary Primary School
6793022Usk Church Voluntary Primary School
6793031Raglan Voluntary Church Primary School
6793032Osbaston Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Newport
6803000Malpas Church in Wales Junior School
6803001Malpas Church in Wales Infant School
Cardiff
6813000St Mellons Church in Wales Primary School
FOUNDATION PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Powys
6665200Ysgol Gynradd Llanerfyl
VOLUNTARY AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Rhondda Cynon Taff
6744604St John Baptist Church in Wales High School
Cardiff
6814608The Bishop of Llandaff Church in Wales High School
6814609St Teilo’s Church in Wales High School

PART IISCHOOLS WHOSE RELIGIOUS CHARACTER IS ROMAN CATHOLIC

LEALEA No.School No.School Name
VOLUNTARY AIDED PRIMARY SCHOOLS
Anglesey
6603304Ysgol Santes Fair, St Mary’s Roman Catholic School
Gwynedd
6613300Ysgol Santes Helen
6613301Ysgol Ein Harglwyddes
Conwy
6623303Blessed William Davies Roman Catholic School
6623333St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Denbighshire
6633315Ysgol Mair Roman Catholic School
Flintshire
6643306St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6643307St Winefreds Roman Catholic School
6643308St David’s Roman Catholic School
6643311St Anthony’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6643312Ven. Edward Morgan Roman Catholic Primary School
Wrexham
6653334St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6653343St Anne’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Powys
6663319St Joseph’s Roman Catholic (Aided) School
6663320St Mary’s Roman Catholic (Aided) School
Ceredigion
6673318St Padarns Voluntary Aided Roman Catholic Primary School
Pembrokeshire
6683311Holy Name Voluntary Roman Catholic School
6683312St Mary’s Voluntary Roman Catholic School
6683313Mary Immaculate Voluntary Roman Catholic School
6683314St Francis Voluntary Roman Catholic School
6683319St Teilos Voluntary Roman Catholic School
Carmarthenshire
6693300St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Llanelli
6693301St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School, Carmarthen
Swansea
6703300St Joseph’s Junior School
6703302St Joseph’s Cathedral Infant School
6703303St David’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6703305St Illtyd’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6703308St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Neath Port Talbot
6713309St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6713310St Joseph’s Infant School
6713314St Therese’s Catholic School
6713316St Joseph’s Junior School
Bridgend
6723311St Mary’s & St Patrick’s Catholic School
6723315St Robert’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6723322St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Vale of Glamorgan
6733361St Helen’s Roman Catholic Infant & Nursery School
6733368St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6733369St Helen’s Roman Catholic Junior School
Rhondda Cynon Taff
6743309Our Lady’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6743312St Michael’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6743313St Gabriel & Raphael Roman Catholic Primary School
6743314St Margaret’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Merthyr Tydfil
6753300St Illtyd’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6753306St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6753307St Aloysius Primary School
Caerphilly
6763310St Helen’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Blaenau Gwent
6773308St Mary’s Roman Catholic School — Brynmawr
6773315All Saints Roman Catholic Primary School
6773316St Joseph’s Roman Catholic School
Torfaen
6783319St Alban’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6783321Our Lady of the Angels Roman Catholic Primary School
6783322St. Francis Roman Catholic Primary School
6783324St David’s Catholic Primary School
Monmouthshire
6793326St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6795200Our Lady & St Michael’s Roman Catholic Primary School
Newport
6803300St David’s Roman Catholic Junior & Infants School
6803301St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6803302St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6803304St Michael’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6803305St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6803306St Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6803307St David Lewis Roman Catholic Primary School
Cardiff
6813321St Alban’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6813323St Cuthbert’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6813328St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6813330St Mary’s Catholic Primary School
6813332St Patrick’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6813334St Peter’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6813336St Cadoc’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6813351Christ The King Roman Catholic Primary School
6813353St John Lloyd Roman Catholic Primary School
6813354Holy Family Roman Catholic Primary School
6813370St Bernadette’s Roman Catholic Primary School
6813374St Phillip Evans Roman Catholic Primary School
6813375St Francis Roman Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School
VOLUNTARY AIDED SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Denbighshire
6634601Blessed Edward Jones Roman Catholic School
Flintshire
6644600St Richard Gwyn Roman Catholic High School
Carmarthenshire
6694600St John Lloyd Roman Catholic Comprehensive School
Swansea
6705400Bishop Vaughan Roman Catholic School
Neath Port Talbot
6714601St Joseph’s Roman Catholic Comprehensive School
Bridgend
6724601Archbishop Mcgrath Roman Catholic High School
Vale of Glamorgan
6734612St Richard Gwyn Roman Catholic High School
Rhondda Cynon Taff
6744602Cardinal Newman Roman Catholic High School
Merthyr Tydfil
6754600Bishop Hedley Roman Catholic High School
Torfaen
6785402St Alban’s Roman Catholic High School
Newport
6804602St Joseph’s Roman Catholic High School
Cardiff
6814600St Illtyds Roman Catholic High School
6814611Corpus Christi Catholic High School
6815402Mary Immaculate Roman Catholic High School
VOLUNTARY AIDED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Denbighshire
6635900St Brigid’s School

PART IIISCHOOLS WHOSE RELIGIOUS CHARACTER IS ROMAN CATHOLIC AND ANGLICAN

LEALEA No.School No.School Name
Wrexham6654602St Joseph’s Roman Catholic and Anglican High School

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order, which comes into force on 1 May 2007, designates schools in Wales which have a religious character in accordance with section 69(3) of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (“the Act”).

This Order revokes and replaces the Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character (Wales) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/1814), and the Designation of Schools Having a Religious Character and Amendments (Wales) Order 2004 (S.I. 2004/1734 (W.177)).

This Order is made to reflect:—

(i)the closure of some schools listed in the Orders made in 1999 and 2004;

(ii)the change of category of some schools listed in the Orders made in 1999 and 2004; and

(iii)the opening of some schools.

Designation as a school which has a religious character is relevant for a number of purposes under the Act, notably:—

(a)as part of the mechanism for determining the form of religious education to be provided under Schedule 19 to the Act;

(b) as part of the mechanism for determining the form of collective worship to be provided under Schedule 20 to the Act.

(c) as part of the mechanism for determining school staffing matters under sections 58 to 60 of the Act;

(d)for the purposes of the determination of admission arrangements under section 89 of the Act; and

(e)for the purposes of the disposition of assets under paragraph 5 of Schedule 3 to the Act, so that assets can be re-assigned for the benefit of schools of the same religion or religious denomination.

Designation as a school with a religious character will not be accepted as conclusive evidence that an endowment has been held or used, wholly or partly, in connection with the provisions at the school of religious education for the purposes of section 554(2) of the Education Act 1996. Section 554 enables appropriate authorities of any religious denomination or religion (but normally Church in Wales diocesan authorities) to make fresh provision for endowments held or used for the provision of religious education. This normally happens as a result of a school closing. In confirming eligibility for an order, the trust deeds and supporting evidence would be considered.

Designation by this Order is not of itself a means of acquiring a religious character or of changing religious character. Designation is the recognition of certain existing attributes of the school or its governing body as described in the Religious Character of Schools (Designation Procedure) Regulations 1998 (S.I. 1998/2535). Under the Act a school must first close if it is to acquire a religious character, if it does not, as a question of fact, have one already, or where it is to change its religious character.

In Wales, the only religion in accordance with those tenets religious education is, or may be, required to be provided at a school in accordance with Schedule 19 to the Act is currently the Christian religion. The relevant religious denominations within Christianity are the Church in Wales and the Roman Catholic Church

A statement in the Order in relation to a school that the religion or religious denomination in accordance with whose tenets religious education is, or may be, required to be provided at the school in accordance with Schedule 19 to the Act, is Roman Catholic does not determine whether or not the school is a Roman Catholic Church school according to canon law.

(1)

1998 c. 31. Section 69 was amended by section 215(1) of, and paragraph 104 of Schedule 21 to the Education Act 2002 (c. 32). See section 142(1) for the meaning of “prescribed” and “regulations”.

(2)

See Article 2 of, and Schedule 1 to, the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672).

(3)

S.I. 1998/2535.

(6)

Schedule 19 was amended by section 215(1) of, and paragraph 117 of Schedule 21 to the Education Act 2002.

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