THE capacity of Gorslas Primary School will increase by more than 25 per cent to meet the demand for school places and Welsh language education in the area.
Carmarthenshire County Council is building a new school in the Gorslas community to replace the aging 1920s building pupils and staff currently occupy.
Now, following a decision at today’s full council (June 13, 2018), the new building will cater for 210 pupils instead of 110 the school currently provides for, including 30 additional nursery spaces.
A statutory public consultation on proposals to increase the school’s capacity was also supportive.
Cllr Glynog Davies, executive board member for education, said: “It’s a pleasure to be moving this forward.”
The new school is expected to open its doors in September 2019 as part of the council’s Modernising Education Programme and Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools initiative.
Over £200million has already been invested in new and upgraded schools across Carmarthenshire, with an additional £86.7million of funding recently announced.