Posted: Sun 2nd Oct 2016

Tonypandy Community College Update

news.wales / newyddion.cymru
This article is old - Published: Sunday, Oct 2nd, 2016

Redevelopment work at Tonypandy Community College continues this week as part of the Council’s £85m investment in schools in Rhondda and Tonyrefail. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The works, which started in July, 2016, include a new all-weather 3G sports pitch, along with the refurbishment of the former tennis courts to create a new multi-use games area and the development of an access road, with additional parking for disabled users. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Further developments and improvements planned at Tonypandy Community College over the next two years include brand-new teaching facilities for design and technology, complete refurbishment and the remodelling of the Science faculty with brand-new, state-of-the-art laboratories and refurbishment of the remainder of the school buildings. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

There will also be a brand-new facility for primary aged children who will join the new 3-16 school once it is opened. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Councillor Eudine Hanagan, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: “Good progress is being made with the re-development of Tonypandy Community College – which will see it open in September 2018 as a 3-16 school. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“Over the summer period, lots of work was carried out internally, including significant improvements to the Learning Resource Centre, which is now being enjoyed by staff and teachers alike. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

“The next milestone for the project will be the completion of the 3G pitch which will of course have significant benefits for the school and the wider community.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The substantial investment is supported by the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools programme and forms part of the Council’s wider £200m, three-year, RCTinvest programme, which sees investment in Schools, Play Areas, Highways, Leisure, Towns and Villages across the County Borough. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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