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The new state-of-the art school demonstrates the Welsh Government’s commitment to providing the best school facilities for the children that need it most, First Minister Carwyn Jones said today.

First published:
15 December 2016
Last updated:

This was published under the 2016 to 2021 administration of the Welsh Government

The First Minister attended the turf cutting ceremony today [Thursday 15 December 2016] to mark the start of the construction of the new replacement school for Abertysswg and Pontlottyn Primary Schools.

The Welsh Government has committed £4m for the new school, which will provide facilities including a nursery, Flying Start centre, extra curricular garden club and an amphitheatre, when it opens in January 2018.

The Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education Programme represents a total investment of £1.4bn to rebuild and refurbish 150 schools and colleges across Wales.

To date, the Welsh Government has earmarked £28.75m to improve school facilities in Caerphilly.

The First Minister said: 

“I am pleased to see construction get underway at the new primary school in the Upper Rhymney Valley. This significant investment will provide pupils with a range of cutting-edge facilities that will boost their school experience.

“The new state-of-the-art school will provide modern classrooms and facilities to be enjoyed by pupils and their teachers. The school’s new integrated children centre will also offer wraparound childcare and after-school provision to help working parents and those looking to return to work.”