Business cases for new 3-19 school

Ceredigion County Borough Council

new 3-19 school

Llandysul schools have seen a steady decline in pupil numbers and, in order to ensure the future of primary and secondary education in Llandysul, a new area school was being considered.

This would create a single sustainable school with strong governance and leadership, to serve the towns and villages of Llandysul, providing excellent education, and a secure and permanent model of education.

CPC Role

Our consultants developed an outline business case (OBC) and then a further full business case (FBC) for this new 3-19 school in Llandysul; which included leisure facilities, car parking, ecological features, a pre-school and community provision on site.

We identified financial efficiencies of £131k per annum by reducing surplus places by 296 from September 2016, in addition to environmental improvements with a carbon emissions reduction from 582,673 per annum to 220,066 by September 2017.

We also identified a reduction in backlog maintenance liabilities of £939k, and ongoing revenue costs of £220k per annum, from the 2016/17 financial year.

The plans were approved by the Welsh cabinet in April 2014, with the new school being completed in September 2016.

Project Overview


Business Cases


Local Government

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HM Treasury’s 5-case model


2011 – 2014

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Mike Hughes

Mike Hughes