Schools Deadline TODAY 1st March. Also send to Assembly Ministers.

TODAY¬† (1st March) is the last day to respond to Newport Council’s proposed change to the school admissions policy for Bassaleg High School. Details of how to do this and who to contact are further down this page and every household in Marshfield and Castleton should now have received an information leaflet from us.


We need to make as many people aware of this unsatisfactory situation as possible so please do also write to the following Assembly Ministers with your comments. Copying them in on your response to Newport will not get a response from them and it will just be filed. Please address them directly:

Rosemary Butler, Assembly Member for Newport West
1 Transport House, Cardiff Road, Newport NP20 2EH. Tel 01633 222523


Assembly Minister for Education & Skills
Leighton Andrews

The following is guidance on writing to Ministers.

We recommend contacting the above as a minimum, but you could also contact the following:

Paul Flynn, MP for Newport West

William Graham, Welsh Assembly Member, Business Manager, Chief Whip
Tel: 029 2089 8348 / Fax: 029 2089 8347 / National Assembly For Wales Cardiff Bay Cardiff CF99 1NA Email:

Cllr Bob Poole (Labour), Newport City Council (who is pushing this policy)
Tel: 01633 821102  Email:

You may also consider including the Marshfield Ward representatives of Newport City Council, Councillors Richard White and Tom Suller:

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