Posted: Mon 20th Mar 2017

Final Phase Of Llantwit Learning Community Now Open To Pupils /
This article is old - Published: Monday, Mar 20th, 2017

All three schools that make up the Llantwit Learning Community are now open, with pupils at Llantwit Major Comprehensive School taking up residence in their new buildings earlier this month, six months ahead of schedule. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Pupils at Llantwit Major Comprehensive School have settled quickly into their new surroundings and this week Dr Vince Browne and Mrs Fiona Greville gave a tour to Council Leader Cllr Neil Moore, Deputy Leader Cllr Lis Burnett, and Cllr Gwyn John, Cabinet Member for Visible, Leisure and Regulatory Services, to show off some of the highlights. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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The school has seen major investment into its buildings as part of the £24.4m investment into the campus. The newly constructed block, which replaces four older buildings, includes new IT suites, a drama studio and science labs, and has been built to the same high standard as the award winning Penarth Learning Community which was completed in 2015. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

New drop-off zones and parking arrangements will help to ease congestion at the start and end of the day. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Alongside the school construction of a new all-weather 3G sports pitch is now underway, a facility that will be open to local residents once completed. This work along with improvements to the adjacent leisure centre which is used by the school is due to be completed in March 2018. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, said: “The Llantwit Learning Community is one of the most significant ever investments into education in the Vale. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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“When the project was announced we committed ourselves to delivering sector leading educational facilities, not just for our children and young people but for the community of Llantwit Major as a whole. We have kept our pledge to the town and I am delighted to be here today with Cllr John to see first-hand the difference that this investment is making to pupils.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Mrs Fiona Greville, Acting Headteacher, said : “This is a momentous moment in the history of education in Llantwit Major as the pupils in the town are finally getting the first class education facilities that they so richly deserve.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The new Llantwit Learning Community campus consists of three schools. As well as the upgraded comprehensive school the town is now served by Ysgol Dewi Sant, the new 210 place Welsh medium primary school which opened its doors in 2015, and Ysgol Y Ddraig, a 420 place English medium primary school, which opened in October 2016. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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