THE Vale of Glamorgan Cabinet has approved plans to build a new £5.4m primary school on the site of Cowbridge Comprehensive.
Set to open in September 2022, the new building will eventually cater for 210 primary pupils and provide 48 part-time nursery places. It will also create an ‘all through’ school for Cowbridge, supporting children from age three to 19.
The school building is set to feature classrooms, a main hall for sport and dining, offices for senior staff and administration, a staffroom and breakout areas. Within the grounds, there are also plans for external play areas, a multi-use games area (MUGA) and wildlife areas.
The school will be designed to produce net-zero carbon, supporting the Council’s aim to achieve that as an organisation by 2030.
All funding will be provided by the Council, largely through Section 106 contributions secured from local developments for educational facilities. The Council is working closely with a range of stakeholders to finalise the design for the school, which will be subject to planning approval.
Cllr Lis Burnett, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration said:
“This development is designed to meet the increased demand for primary education in Cowbridge created by proposed housing developments and will provide pupils with a first-class learning environment.
“It is part of a wide-ranging series of projects to upgrade educational facilities across the County under our 21st Century Schools banner. That is the most ambitious programme of work ever undertaken in the Vale, one that should mean pupils in our schools have the very best platform for success.”