Official opening of new high school next month

Image of Brecon High School's new building

27 January 2020

Image of Brecon High School's new buildingA new high school in south Powys will be officially opened next month, the county council has said.

Powys County Council's Leader, Cllr Rosemarie Harris and Wales' Minister for Education Kirsty Williams will officially open the £21m building.  The ceremony will take place on Wednesday 5th February 2020.

The new 750-place secondary school, which opened its doors to pupils and staff for the first time last month (December), will meet the demands of education for the 21st Century.

The project was jointed funded by the Welsh Government and the council as part of the 21st Century School Programme

Built by BAM Construction, the new building is located between the town's leisure centre and athletics track.

Covering 7,500sqm, the state-of-the-art school includes specialist teaching areas, four court sports hall, activity studio, dining areas and a full cooking kitchen.

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: "The official opening of Brecon High School marks a new era of education opportunities for our learners in the area.

"Providing high quality teaching and learning environments is part of our Vision 2025 and this fantastic facility will provide pupils and staff with a significant improved learning environment.

"Our partnership with the Welsh Government, the school community and contractors has delivered a wonderful school which will allow learners and teachers to thrive in."

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