Cabinet approves plans to expand Crownbridge school.

Posted on: Friday 12 February 2021
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This week, Torfaen Council’s Cabinet committee approved to invest £6,850,000 in a 50 place extension to Crownbridge School.

The extension will be completed by December 2023 and 75% of the investment will be funded by Welsh Government and the remainder funded by the council. The funding is part of the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Colleges programme.

Crownbridge School is currently oversubscribed with the demand for places expected to increase further. The 50 place extension will be built on the current school site in Croesyceiliog and will help meet the increased demand for special education within the local authority.

Although originally built for 80 pupils, the school currently has 94 pupils and another 21 pupils at Penygarn primary school.

Torfaen’s Executive Member for Education, Cllr Richard Clark said: “The school relocated to its current purpose built accommodation in 2012 for our pupils with severe and profound learning difficulties. The extended facilities for another 50 pupils will give the council the ability to provide places for all foreseeable future applications.

The extension means the council will make savings on external placement than we cannot currently cater for and ensure our learners can have their education within the Borough. We have made plans to ensure disruption to learners on site during construction will be minimised.”

 

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