Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun in Penywaun will benefit from a £12.1m investment to expand the school’s capacity and provide significant new facilities for staff, pupils and the community.
As part of Welsh Government’s Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme (formerly the 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme), the £12.1m investment will increase Welsh Medium places provided at the school by a total of 187 (from 1,038 to 1,225). The Council will receive a 65% contribution from the Welsh Government in order to deliver the brand new facilities.
The overall scheme will provide significant teaching and sports facilities within the grounds of the existing school. It will include:
The wider community will also be able to access some of these facilities, with segregation from pupils attending the school ensured.
The development will complement a new ‘all-weather’ 3G sports pitch which was delivered for school and community use by the Council in April 2019.
Full planning permission was granted for the development in February 2021, and is on course to be delivered during 2022.