Welshpool Church in Wales project
Welsh Government have approved the Strategic Outline Case for the proposed Welshpool Town Primary Schools Project, part of which is the The Welshpool Church in Wales Project. The project forms part of Powys County Council's 21st Century Schools Programme, which aims to improve the learning environment for pupils across the County. The Programme is jointly funded by the Council and the Welsh Government.
The proposal for Welshpool Town is to build:
- a new 360 place English-medium Church in Wales primary school on the grounds of Welshpool High School
The new school will replace the current Ardwyn Nursery and Infant School, Gungrog Church in Wales Nursery and Infant School, Oldford Nursery and Infant School.
The aim is for the new schools to be built and opened by September 2018.
Planning approved for new school
Plans to strengthen primary school provision in Welshpool have taken a major step forward with Powys County Council granting planning permission for a new English-medium Church in Wales School.
The decision means work on the new 360 pupil school in Salop Road, adjacent to the town's high school, can get underway later this year, with the new school expected to open in September 2019.
Welshpool Church in Wales School, which was established in September last year, is currently a multi-site school operating on the former school sites of Gungrog, Oldford and Ysgol Maesydre. Pupils will remain where they are until the new school is built.
Cabinet Member for Schools, Councillor Myfanwy Alexander
Welsh-based contractor Dawnus have been awarded the contract to build the new school and a new 150 pupil Welsh-medium school which will be based on the Maesydre site in the town. The Welsh-medium school is due to be completed by September 2020.
The improvement project is jointly funded by Powys County Council and the Welsh Government 21t Century School Programme.