Council commits £1.2m for new modular classrooms at Mynydd Cynffig Primary School for infants

Bridgend County Borough Council has committed £1.2m for the provision of new modular classrooms which would enable a primary school’s infant pupils to be educated on site.

Over the last few months, before the lockdown, infant pupils at Mynydd Cynffig Primary School were being transported to Corneli Primary School, Ysgol Y Ferch O’r Sgêr and the Integrated Children’s Centre daily to receive their education.

It followed extensive damage caused by a burst pipe which left much of the site used by the infants unusable. A condition survey later found there were further issues with the building which resulted in the decision to close it.

Cabinet member for Education and Regeneration, Cllr Charles Smith, said: “We will be working with the contractor to provide the new temporary classrooms on the infants site as a matter of urgency.

“I’d like to thank parents and guardians for their patience and co-operation over the past few months before the lockdown, and the pupils and teachers of the recipient schools for making the infants so welcome.”