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School make-over completed ahead of pupils' return

Work to improve classrooms at a popular Swansea primary school has been completed ahead of more pupils returning on Monday.

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More than £500,000 has been invested in a partial refurbishment of Sea View Primary School including the addition of a new classroom extension.

Swansea Council successfully bid for funding from the Welsh Government's Reducing Infant Class Sizes scheme.

Local company TAD Construction Ltd has carried out the work which has seen the internal remodelling of all of the school's existing classrooms along with a new build extension classroom.

The Welsh Government has also provided funding to cover the costs of additional teaching staff.

This week Swansea Council Leader Rob Stewart and Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning and Skills, Jennifer Raynor, and ward members visited the school to see the improvements.

Cllr Raynor said: "I'm delighted that this project is now complete and pupils and staff at Seaview Primary will benefit from their much improved surroundings.

"Younger children will also benefit from the smaller class sizes allowing teachers more time with each pupil.

"I'm grateful to our colleagues in Welsh Government for their continued support in backing our determination to improve school facilities across Swansea.

"In the next few years, together with Welsh Government, we are investing almost £150m on new school builds and major improvement works at current sites and this is the largest investment in school infrastructure Swansea has ever seen."

Sea View headteacher Julie Dunn said: "We are absolutely thrilled as it will make such a difference for our pupils.

"The classrooms are much more modern with more space for the children.  This will undoubtedly have a positive impact on the children's well-being and on teaching and learning at Sea View.

"We really are immensely pleased with the work that's been done and very proud of our school."

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