Planning approval has been given for a new Welsh Medium Primary School, inclusive of childcare provision, at Chartist Way, Tredegar.
The 210-place ‘seedling’ school is part of the Council’s ongoing commitment to increasing Welsh education opportunities in the County Borough.
The school will be developed in line with standards outlined in the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Communities for Learning programme. The Council has secured £10.4million of capital funding via the Welsh Government Welsh Medium Capital Grant and Childcare Capital Grant schemes to progress with the school build.
The school will allow the Council to meet increased demand for Welsh-medium childcare and education places in the area. The school build will also incorporate a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA); a forest play area, a growing orchard and wild flower meadows. The school will also be climate conscious with solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.
Councillor Sue Edmunds, the Council’s Executive Member for People & Education says:
“I’m pleased that the planning committee has supported our plan to build a new Welsh Medium school by granting planning approval. We have a strong commitment to promoting the growth of the Welsh language in line with the Welsh Government’s exciting vision, and are working to provide more opportunities in the County Borough for parents and carers looking to access Welsh education for their children.”
The new school would start out as a ‘seedling provision’ with nursery and reception classes and grow to provision for all years by 2029.