It is proposed that five new primary schools will be built, replacing the current buildings in:
Archdeacon Griffiths Church in Wales Aided School, Llyswen
Hay on Wye
Talgarth (the new school at a site in Talgarth would see the closure of Bronllys CP and Talgarth CP Schools – subject to Cabinet approval)
Community facilities would also be co-located within the new school buildings in Talgarth and Hay-on-Wye.
The project could see an investment of up to £23 million, jointly funded by Welsh Government and Powys County Council, with some Church in Wales funding.
Great progress has been made on the 5 new primary schools. The frames of 4 of the schools are up. Clyro pupils have now moved into temporary accommodation where they will remain until the new school is built. The old Clyro school building has been demolished and the building of the new school can now begin. All builds are on track to be complete and ready for the pupils to move into in 2018.
January 2017 - update
Planning approval has now been granted for all five schools and the Full Business Case (FBC) has been submitted for Welsh Government’s approval. Construction will begin following approval of the FBC!
14th October 2016
We are extremely pleased to announce that both Clyro and Archdeacon Griffiths schools have been granted planning permission!
Planning decisions on Hay on Wye, Llangorse and the new school at Talgarth are expected by Brecon Beacons National Park Authority in November.
Powys County Council has appointed a successful contractor for the design and build of the five new primary schools. The contractor is Willmott Dixon Ltd. Willmott Dixon have a good track record in constructing new schools for Powys County Council and designed and built the new Welsh-medium Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd school in Newtown and also the new schools in the south of the county in Ystradgynlais.
Willmott Dixon will soon be meeting with school pupils, staff and governors and with the wider communities to discuss and agree school designs.
Initial design meetings held with schools
We are happy to announce that we have held initial design meetings with all of the individual schools, in preparation to submit planning applications.
Positive feedback was received and we are eager to view the final designs!
July 2016 - Planning Applications Submitted
We are pleased to say that a key milestone has been achieved with this project - the planning applications have been submitted for the five schools, in accordance with the agreed timescale.
All five planning applications can now be accessed and viewed online.
The Design and Access Statements for each school can be downloaded and viewed below: