Skip to main content

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.

School-Investment-Completed-Projects-2022
Ongoing Projects

Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Llyn y Forwyn

The primary school in Ferndale will benefit from a brand new school building at a new site, which will expand the local Welsh Medium primary offer and include modern, flexible and accessible facilities with community use. It will replace the school’s existing Victorian buildings which have a large backlog of maintenance and have little opportunity to be expanded.

YGG Llyn y Forwyn artist impression

New Welsh Medium Primary School in Rhydyfelin

The 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 £75.6m 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 has been constructed on the existing school site, and has provided a vibrant 21st Century learning environment for pupils and the local community. Following the building’s opening in April 2024, phase two of the project is now focusing on developing the external areas of the wider school site.

Llanilltud-Faerdref-Primary-1

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 delivered in summer 2024, will provide a vibrant 21st Century learning environment for pupils and the local community.

Penygawsi-Primary-School-

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 poor condition. The new building, due to be delivered in early 2025, will accommodate 480 pupils (plus 60 nursery places). 

Pontyclun-Primary-School

Bryn Celynnog Comprehensive School

The school has received a new sixth form block and improved 21st Century facilities for pupils in Key Stages 3 and 4 – along with an improved bus pick-up/drop-off area and a new grass rugby field. Phase Two of the investment is now ongoing, to demolish the former maths block and create additional on-site staff parking.

Bryn Celynnog artist impression (credit, Rio)

Pontypridd 3-16 School

The project will invest around £15m in the existing Pontypridd High School site, and will welcome pupils currently attending the school as well as Cilfynydd Primary School. It will include a brand new primary school area and new external facilities, while elements of the current main school building will be refurbished.

ICT-schools-generic

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

Sustainable Communities for Learning