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Tree planting to celebrate schools ‘pearing’ up under a new federation

This week’s sunshine arrived just at the right time for Coryton and Tongwynlais primary schools, as they held a very special ceremony to celebrate the two schools coming together as the Pear Tree Federation. 

The Federation has been named after Pear Tree Farm, which once stood on land half way between the two schools – roughly where Coryton roundabout at junction 32 of the M4 is today.

To mark the occasion, Headteacher Mrs Sally Phillips invited school council chairs from Coryton and Tongwynlais, Scott and Daniel to help Chair of Governors, Cllr Mike Jones-Pritchard to plant a pear tree.

Headteacher, Mrs Sally Phillips, said:

“The Pear Tree Federation is an exciting venture for both Cortyon and Tongwnlais, and comes after agreement from both schools, who could see the clear benefits it would bring.

“Both Coryton and Tongwynlais are small, single form entry primary schools, and together we are now in a much stronger position. As a federation we can now share teaching and learning resources, opportunities, professional expertise and governance to raise standards and improve provision.”