Proposed changes to the schools catchment area are likely to be dropped after feedback from parents showed the suggested changes to be unpopular.

Despite the catchment areas remaining unaltered since 1996, the review carried out by Monmouthshire County Council (MCC) is unlikely to be implemented.

A cross-party member review panel has recommended that the only course of action to take will be implementing catchment boundaries for the two Welsh schools, Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni and Ysgol Gymraeg Y Ffin, who currently have none.

Councillor Liz Hacket Pain, whose cabinet responsibility is education and learning, held meetings at Caerwent, Shirenewton and Archbishop Rowan Williams Primary School and listened to parents concerned that the changes would be too disruptive. "I have taken on-board what parents have told me and their response has decided what course of action we will take," she said.

Misleading press reports suggest that cabinet has already decided to drop the plans, however the meeting when the final decision will be made, will happen in March.