New premises and 75-place nursery agreed for Mynydd Cynffig Primary

The Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough Council has today agreed to move plans for providing Mynydd Cynffig Primary School with brand new premises and a 75-place nursery to the next stage.

If approved, the £10.2m initiative will be developed using funding from Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools Programme and the council’s own capital programme.

Formed when the junior and infant schools merged in 2015, the primary school is currently based across two adjacent sites which make use of the existing buildings.

The infant school building was previously forced to close after work to repair a burst pipe revealed further damage.

While the council and school work towards providing new premises as a long-term solution, the children are being educated within high-quality modular classrooms as a temporary measure.

Now, following the outcome of a new education and sites evaluation process, a proposal for building a brand new £10.2m primary school and incorporated nursery on the Mynydd Cynffig Juniors site is being taken forward.

Councillor Dr Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, said: “I am sure that the local community will be pleased to see that the plans are making progress, and that they favour creating an all-new facility at the junior school site.

“Following extensive public consultation, the council chose not to progress a previous proposal which would have sought to create new premises for the school alongside Cynffig Comprehensive.

“Instead, we agreed to look at how the school could be provided at a future date under Band B of our school modernisation programme, and that is exactly what these proposals are aiming to deliver.”