Carno's new school officially open
14 June 2019
Carno School's new building has been officially opened in a special ceremony at the school.
Powys' Portfolio Holder for Education, Cllr Myfanwy Alexander, and Welsh Government's Education Minister, Kirsty Williams AM, were both in attendance and jointly did the honours on Thursday, 13 June.
The new build forms part of Welsh Government's 21st Century Schools programme, which provides support for much-needed building improvements.
The changes to Carno School mean that the previous mobile classrooms have now been replaced by a permanent building adjacent to the village community centre.
As well as funding from both Welsh Government and Powys County Council, the replacement building has received £500,000 worth of funding from the Carno Recreation Association, donated by the Carno Windfarm Trust.
Carno, along with Llanbrynmair and Glantwymyn schools, forms part of a federation. The schools operate over three sites but have one governing body, leadership team and Headteacher between them.
Earlier this year the federation received a glowing inspection report from Estyn, with all three schools receiving 'excellent' or 'good' classifications in the five key areas reviewed by inspectors.
More than £2.8m has been invested into the federation altogether, bringing much needed facilities fit for the 21st Century.
Cllr Myfanwy Alexander, Portfolio Holder for Education and Welsh Language, said: "This is a great day for the community of Carno, and for Powys County Council.
"Through working together and in partnership with Welsh Government, we have been able to provide the learner of Carno with the learning environment they deserve.
"The school is part of a highly successful federation with Glantwymyn and Llanbrynmair, demonstrating the commitment of this Cabinet to find innovative educational solutions which ensure those who live in our rural areas are not left behind."