THE NEW SCHOOL

Background

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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