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Hawthorn 3-16 school


This project will deliver exciting new facilities for staff and pupils through a new 3-16 school on the current site of Hawthorn High and Hawthorn Primary schools.

The new school will be delivered by the Council in partnership with Welsh Government’s Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme, as part of the significant wider investment across the Greater Pontypridd area (£75.6m).

The project includes demolishing some buildings on the current school sites, and replacing them with a brand new, net zero carbon development fit for the 21st Century.


Other existing buildings will be refurbished while a new staff car park, coach car park and pupil drop-off area will be provided. A Pre Application Consultation commenced in February 2022, so residents could find out more and have their say on the plans. A final planning submission will be formally considered by the Planning and Development Committee in due course. The new school would welcome current Hawthorn High, Hawthorn Primary and Heol y Celyn Primary pupils from the English medium stream in 2024.