SWANSEA Council has successfully applied to the Welsh Government for 100% capital grant funding under its Reducing Infant Class Sizes scheme for a total of four projects.
Work has already started on an extension to Hendrefoilan Primary School in Swansea which will reduce the number of pupils in infant classes. The £593,481 investment will see an extension providing an additional classroom, new pupil toilets, a disabled toilet and cloakroom along with external landscaping. The additional space will allow the school to reduce the number of pupils in infant classes.
It follows work to improve teaching areas and reduce class sizes for young learners at Penyrheol and Seaview primary schools with both projects now completed.
Work is also being planned for YGG Bryniago in Pontarddulais to boost early years provision.
Cllr Jennifer Raynor, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning and Skills, said: “I’m very pleased that thanks to the support from our partners in Welsh Government we are able to start work on improving facilities at another school in Swansea under the Reducing Infant Class Sizes scheme.
“The investments at Penyrheol and Seaview have really helped to modernise those schools benefitting all pupils under the Reducing Infant Class Sizes and Raising Standards scheme.
“I look forward to seeing the same results at Hendrefoilan Primary School which is another successful and popular school.
“Swansea Council is committed to ensuring all pupils are taught in an environment which will equip and inspire teachers and young people.”