Posted: Thu 7th Apr 2016

First Pupils Move Into Ysgol Bro Dinefwr

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Apr 7th, 2016

Ysgol Bro Dinefwr has opened its doors to its first pupils with the remainder moving in by September. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new £30million school is sited at Ffairfach and will cater for 1,200 pupils in the area, including a 200 pupil sixth form and 30 place specialist provision for children with additional learning needs. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Staff and pupils are occupying on a phased basis and it currently houses 140 children plus another 25 in Canolfan Cothi, which is the autistic unit. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The category 2B bilingual school was delivered in partnership with the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools programme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

It provides first class accommodation and facilities, plus high quality vocational courses with other Dinefwr schools and Coleg Sir Gar. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Senior councillors and officers said they were very impressed during a recent visit to the school. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Leader Cllr Emlyn Dole said: “This is a fantastic facility which will give pupils the perfect environment to learn and grow. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“I was impressed by the enthusiasm and obvious delight of pupils and staff with their new building, and I’m sure all other pupils are looking forward to moving in this autumn.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Ysgol Bro Dinefwr was part of an overall investment of around £70million in schools in the Dinefwr area. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Maes y Gwendraeth and Dyffryn Aman have also benefitted from huge investments in the buildings. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Education executive board member Cllr Gareth Jones said: “It was great to see for ourselves what a difference the council’s Modernising Education Programme is making. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“All secondary school pupils in the Dinefwr area can now enjoy first class facilities and accommodation.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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