Monday, June 18, 2018

Cardiff’s £284m school investment: What it means for primary schools

Cardiff Council has approved the detailed plans for the largest single investment in Cardiff schools. ;

The £284m investment is jointly funded by the council and Welsh Government, as part of the next phase of the 21st Century Schools programme for Cardiff, starting in 2019. ;

Schemes include new secondary schools, new English-medium and Welsh-medium primary schools, and new special schools. In the second in a series, here’s a detailed breakdown of what the plans mean for Cardiff’s English-medium and Welsh-medium primary schools. ;

St Mary the Virgin Primary School

St Mary the Virgin Primary School will be replaced with a new school and it will double in size from its current 30 places per year to 60 places a year, accommodating up to 420 pupils, plus nursery. ;

This is will address projected increase demand for English-medium places in the Grangetown and Butetown area, plus the extra demand generated from a number of new housing developments that have had approval. ;

Fairwater Primary School

Fairwater Primary School will be enlarged, with the capacity doubling from 210 places to 420 places, plus nursery. ;

This will meet projected levels of demand for English-medium school places in its catchment area, along with addressing additional demand as a result of new housing developments being built in the area.. ;

Ysgol Pen y Pil

Ysgol Pen y Pil will double in size, creating a school that will accommodate up to 420 pupils, plus nursery. ;

This will address a projected future shortfall in Welsh-medium primary school places in the east of Cardiff. ;

Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Caerau

Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Caerau is also doubling size to a 420 capacity school, plus nursery. ;

Again this will address projected future shortfall in Welsh-medium primary school places, this time in the south west of Cardiff. ;

The schemes chosen for the next phase of the 21st Century Schools programme have been identified following the results of an independent study looking at the condition, suitability and capacity of schools in Cardiff. ;

This investment is in addition to the ongoing cost of maintaining the city’s schools.

Source: http://www.cardiffnewsroom.co.uk/releases/c/17364.html (Fri Dec 29th 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
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