PLANS to merge two town schools have taken a step forward.

A statutory notice has been published for plans to amalgamate two Newtown schools and create a new all-through English-medium primary school.

These proposals have taken a step forward with the publication of a statutory notice.

Earlier this month, Powys County Council’s Cabinet approved plans to amalgamate Ladywell Green Infants School and Hafren CP Junior School. The current proposal is that the new school opens in September 2021 on the existing school site.

The new school would cater for pupils from the ages of four to 11. Currently, the infant school has 94 pupils and there are 145 pupils in the junior school.

The statutory notice can be found on the council’s website at

The Objection Period will end on the Monday, February 10.