THE NEW SCHOOL
Work has started on the new school site on the Waterfront development. It will be occupied by Ysgol Gymraeg Sant Baruc (St Baruc Primary - a Welsh medium primary currently sited in a Victorian building in St Paul's Avenue).
You can visit their website here https://www.ysgolsantbaruc.co.uk/
The reasoning behind the move to site the Welsh medium primary on the Waterfront was outlined in the Council's 2019 consultation:
The new 420 place school building would accommodate the projected increase in pupil numbers from the new development.
The increased capacity would also accommodate the projected increase in parents choosing Welsh medium education.
Ysgol Sant Baruc comprises a main Victorian building and a two classroom block built in the 1980s. The school is on a very confined sloping site with no prospect of substantially increasing the site to meet 21st Century Schools standards.
The school currently uses the dining facilities at the adjacent High Street Primary School as there is no catering provision at the school.
The smaller sized classrooms are too small to accommodate the schools admission number of 30 children.
It is not possible to replace the school with a new build at its current location due to restricted outside space.
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