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School Investment Projects - Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme

 

Welsh Government’s Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme (formerly the 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme, prior to January 24, 2022) aims to transform the learning experience of pupils, ensuring they are taught in classrooms with the technologies and facilities needed to support the delivery of the Curriculum for Wales. The projects below are being funded in partnership with the Programme’s capital and revenue (Mutual Investment Model) funding streams.

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Ongoing Projects

YGG Aberdâr

Due to the growth of Welsh Medium education locally, this school in Cwmdare will receive an extension consisting of four classrooms and a purpose-built childcare setting - thanks to a total investment of £4.5m. This will allow more children to attend YGG Aberdâr and meet the demand for Welsh Medium pupil places. This project is due for completion in 2022.

YGG Aberdar1

YG Rhydywaun

The Welsh medium secondary school in Penywaun will benefit from an additional teaching block on the school site, to accommodate the growing number of pupils at the school and allow for the removal of the current temporary classrooms. A new sports hall will also be built along with additional community facilities. This £12.1m project is due for completion in 2022.

Ysgol Rhydywaun

New Welsh Medium Primary School in Rhydyfelin

The £12.5m school will be built on the current Heol y Celyn Primary School site, welcoming the school’s Welsh Medium pupils and those currently attending Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pont Sion Norton. It will open in September 2024, and is funded as part of a wider £55m investment across Greater Pontypridd from the Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme.

Artist impression of New Welsh Medium Primary School building in Rhydyfelin

Llanilltud Faerdref Primary School

A new single storey school building will be constructed on the existing school site to replace the current building and temporary accommodation, which are in poor condition. The new building, due to be open in Autumn 2023, will provide a vibrant 21st Century learning environment for pupils and the local community.

Atrits impression of Llanilltud Faerdref Primary School Entrance

Penygawsi Primary School

A new two-storey school building will be constructed on the existing school site to replace the current building and temporary accommodation, which are in poor condition. The new building, due to be open in Autumn 2023, will provide a vibrant 21st Century learning environment for pupils and the local community.

Artist impression of Penygawsi Primary School Entrance

Pontyclun Primary School

A new two-storey school building will be constructed on the existing school site to replace the numerous buildings and temporary accommodation currently on site, the majority of which are in in poor condition. The new building will accommodate 480 pupils (plus 60 nursery places). 

Artist impression of Pontyclun Primary School Entrance

Ffynnon Taf Primary School

The school will benefit from a new-build four-classroom extension and hall. In recent months junior classrooms have been refurbished, and the block at the front of the school has been refurbished and remodelled to accommodate a childcare provision and community hub, co-locating services onto the school site. The total investment for the above is more than £3m.

Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School

The school will receive a new sixth form block, new sports facilities and improved 21st Century facilities for pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4 – while there will also be opportunity for use by the wider community. Two poor-quality teaching blocks will be demolished, while a car park and new access point will be provided.

Bryn Celynnog artist impression (credit, Rio)

Pontypridd 3-16 School

Sustainable Communities for Learning investment will create a 3-16 school on the current Pontypridd High School site, to accommodate pupils currently at Pontypridd High School and Cilfynydd Primary School.

Hawthorn 3-16 School

This project will involve the creation of a 3-16 school on the current Hawthorn High School site, to accommodate pupils currently at Hawthorn High School, Hawthorn Primary School and the English Medium pupils at Heol Y Celyn Primary School.

Hawthorn 3-16 School

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