Schemes for the reorganisation of the whole of the elementary and non-provided schools were presented to a recent meeting of Cardiff City Council, It involves dividing the schools into 13 areas with senior, junior and infants' schools in each.
Amended schemes have also been prepared for the non-provided schools. The cost for the Catholic group is estimated at £47,500, exclusive of the cost of two-anda-half new sites and of £2,000 for enlarging another site. In round figures the new estimated total will exceed £50,000.
The Southwark Diocesan Education Commission are at present in negotiation with the Hampshire and Surrey education authorities with regard to a proposed senior school in Aldershot to serve the Aldershot, Camberley and Farnham districts.
There is every prospect of the matter being brought to a conclusion favourable to the views of the Southwark Diocesan Commission.
At the last meeting of the Essex Education Committee it was reported that a statutory notice had been issued that a new public elementary school for 320 junior mixed and infant children was to be erected at Porters Avenue, Longbridge Road, Barking.
Although it would be available mainly for Barking children, the school would be actually situated on the borders of Barking and Essex, and the Dagenham District Sub. Committee, whilst of the opinion they could not oppose the admission of Catholic children resident in Dagenham, pointed out that there was ample accommodation in the Dagenham area. There were eight county schools (one Catholic, seven Council) within one mile of the proposed site.
Residents of East Wittering, Hampshire, are concerned over plans to provide a new school in the Hornet, Chichester, for Catholic children, because they are afraid that this will further retard the provision of a school for Bracklesham and East Wittering children.
Luton Education Committee on Tuesday decided to appeal to the Board of Education against a proposal to build two Catholic schools in the town.
The Director of Education reported to a special meeting of a sub-committee that the. promoters of the proposed schools in the borough had issued public notices of their intention to provide a school for about 160 senior children in the High Town area. and a school for about 320 junior and infant children at Gardenia Avenue—both schools to serve the whole area of the borough.
Wood Green, London The question of the accommodation of senior Catholic schoolchildren was mentioned at a meeting of the Wood Green Education Committee recently, when it was stated that following the abandonment at the end of last year of proposals for improving the accommodation at St. Paul's School, the Westminster Catholic Schools Commission had approached the Hornsey education authority with a proposal frr the erection of a school in that district to serve the needs of the Catholic senior children of Hornsey and adjoining areas.