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Plans for new Welsh medium school to go on show

People can learn more about plans for a brand new school for YGG Tan-y-lan at two drop-in sessions taking place shortly.

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Anyone with an interest in the proposals is welcome to attend where they will be able to view concept designs and find out more about the time scale.

Welsh-medium YGG Tan-y-lan has been a success story since it was first established at the former Graig Infant School on Tan-y-lan Terrace where it is outgrowing the site.

Swansea Council wants to build a brand new school for pupils and staff at YGG Tan-y-lan less than a mile away on land adjacent to Hill View Crescent in Clase.

It is part of the council's plans to invest £150m in school buildings in the city in the coming years under its Quality in Education programme which is jointly funded by the Welsh Government.

The drop-in sessions are taking place at Clase Community Centre between 2.30pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday December 5 and Thursday December 6.

Cllr Jennifer Raynor, Swansea Council's Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Skills and Training, said: "Since it first opened in 2011 YGG Tan-y-lan has gone from strength to strength.

"Under our plans we want to provide new fit-for-purpose accommodation suitable for 21st century teaching and learning and increase the number of Welsh-medium primary places available in the locality.

"The site we have identified will allow for a modern new school with plenty of room for first rate facilities that will benefit existing pupils and generations to come."

Today there are more than 400 Year 2 pupils in Swansea being taught through the medium of Welsh, which is up 30% on five years ago.

The proposal for YGG Tan-y-lan is to create quality teaching and learning facilities for 315 full-time pupils with on-site nursery provision.

It would ensure that pupils benefit from classrooms opening out directly onto suitable outdoor learning and play areas. It also includes associated landscaping works and parking facilities.

Anyone who cannot attend one of the drop-in sessions or requires more information can visit www.swansea.gov.uk/article/42838/YGG-Tan-y-lan-project.

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