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Cabinet approve plans to create new primary school

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11 March 2022

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Exciting plans to create a new primary school in south Powys have been given the go-ahead by Cabinet, the county council has said.

Powys County Council is proposing to merge Mount Streets Infants School, Mount Street Junior School and Cradoc C.P. School to create a new primary school as part of exciting Transforming Education plans for the Brecon catchment area.

The new school would initially operate on the three existing sites, before moving to a brand-new building in Brecon, which will provide brand new, 21st century facilities for pupils.

The target date for establishing the new primary school is September 2023, with the move to a new building expected to take place during 2025/26.

Last December, Cabinet gave the go-ahead for a statutory notice to be published formally proposing the amalgamation of the three schools. This was published in January and over 110 objections were received during the objection period.

Today (Friday, March 11) Cabinet received and considered the objection report and approved the proposal to amalgamate the three schools to create a new primary school.

The plans will help the council deliver its Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys, an ambitious 10-year strategy that was approved in 2020.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: "After carefully considering the objections, Cabinet has approved the proposal to amalgamate Mount Streets Infants School, Mount Street Junior School and Cradoc C.P. School to create a new primary school.

"We are committed to transforming the learner experience and entitlement for our learners and we will achieve this by delivering our Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys 2020-2030.

"As part of our Vision 2025, we are also committed to providing world-class facilities that will allow our learners and teachers to thrive and reach their potential. We believe that our exciting plans to establish a new primary school in the Brecon area, with a planned move to a new building in the future, show this commitment.

"I believe that our exciting plans for the Brecon catchment area will provide much improved facilities and opportunities for learners, and will help us deliver our strategy, and improve the education entitlement and experience for future learners."

For more information about Transforming Education in Powys, visit Transforming Education