Welshpool project

The Project

Welsh Government have approved the Strategic Outline Case for the proposed Welshpool Town Primary Schools Project.  The project forms part of Powys County Council’s 21st Century Schools Programme, which aims to improve the learning environment for pupils across the County.  The Programme is jointly funded by the Council and the Welsh Government.

The proposal for Welshpool Town is to build:

  • a new 360 place English-medium Church in Wales primary school on the grounds of Welshpool High School, and
  • a new 150 place Welsh-medium Community Primary school on the current Ysgol Maesydre site.

The new schools will replace the current Ardwyn Nursery and Infant School, Gungrog Church in Wales Nursery and Infant School, Oldford Nursery and Infant School, and Ysgol Maesydre.

The aim is for the new schools to be built and opened by September 2018.

Read the objection report here

Read the consultation documents here

Read the parents newsletter November 2016 

Read the cabinet report and consultation report 22 November 2016

Latest News


Cabinet Approval

The Council’s Cabinet considered the Objection Report in relation to the proposals to restructure education provision in Welshpool. At this meeting, the Cabinet approved the proposals to establish a new English-medium C. in W. Primary School and a new Welsh-medium C.P. Primary School in Welshpool. The council has now issued a Decision Letter in respect of this proposal, which is available below:

Read the Decision Letter here

January 2016

Powys County Council School Organisation Review Panel met with local stakeholders to agree the preferred option in establishing and building a

  • new English-medium Church in Wales school on the grounds of Welshpool High School and a

  • new Welsh-medium Community Primary School on the current Ysgol Maesydre site

November 2014

Powys County Council launched a review of primary education in Welshpool.  The schools included under the review and the reconfiguration proposals are:

Ysgol Maesydre

Gungrog Nursery and Infant Church in Wales School

Ardwyn Nursery and Infant School and

Oldford Nursery and Infant School