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Pupils visit new school site

Created on 08/09/2018 @ 09:24
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Pupils, staff, governors and councillors were given a first look at Welshpool’s new Church In Wales Primary School site on Salop Road yesterday.

Work on the new 360-pupil school is now underway and members of the school council were able to quiz Powys Councillors, staff and the developers during yesterday’s visit.

Head Teacher Justine Baldwin also delighted pupils by taking the wheel of a giant dumper truck.

Welshpool Church in Wales School, which was established in September last year, is currently a multi-site school operating on the former school sites of Gungrog, Oldford and Ysgol Maesydre. Pupils will remain where they are until the new school is built for September 2019.

Cabinet Member for Schools, Councillor Myfanwy Alexander said: “'This is another significant step on the path to top quality learning environments for our learners in Welshpool and  work on the site will bear witness to our commitment to the future of education in the area.” 

Welsh-based contractor Dawnus have been awarded the contract to build the new school and a new 150 pupil Welsh-medium school which will be based on the Maesydre site in the town. The Welsh-medium school is due to be completed by September 2020.

The improvement project is jointly funded by Powys County Council and the Welsh Government 21st Century School Programme.


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