Council issues statement on schools

EDUCATION Minister Kirsty Williams has today, Wednesday, (June 3) announced that schools in Wales will start the next phase on June 29 so that all children will have the opportunity to ‘Check in, Catch Up, Prepare for summer and September’. Statement from Cllr Glynog Davies, Executive Board Member for Education Continue Reading

Language changes in schools approved

LANGUAGE changes in five Carmarthenshire primary schools have been approved. The decision by full council means all 188 pupils at Ysgol Rhys Prichard, Llandovery, will be taught in Welsh. “The school wants this change,” said executive board member for education and children, Cllr Glynog Davies, at a meeting of full council. Continue Reading

Gower College Swansea offers 14-year-olds opportunities on pioneering scheme

A GROUP of 14-year-olds is grasping the opportunity to learn new skills for four days a week at college in a pioneering scheme. Ten boys are studying landscaping and horticulture at Gower College Swansea while 10 girls are getting to grips with hair and beauty. They are from Dylan Thomas Continue Reading

Swansea primary school to have first Welsh-medium daycare facility in city

CABINET members have agreed to a £9.9 million contract for a new YGG Tan-y-Lan, which will move from its current home to Beacons View Road, Clase. The Welsh-medium school will cater for 420 pupils and is expected to open in September 2021, with a childcare area included. Council leader Rob Continue Reading

Old School building to be sold off by council

THE potential to increase the value of a former school site by gaining planning permission before market is to be explored, the member of the Ceredigion County Council’s charity trust decided. The Charity Trust Committee had been recommended to agree the marketing for sale of the former Tregaron school building following a resolution from Continue Reading

Relocation of pupils for school construction delayed

THE relocation of pupils to allow construction of a new secondary school to begin has been delayed again. Bad weather has been blamed for the delay in building the temporary school at the Portfield site which pupils of Haverfordwest High were due to move to after October half term. The half-term Continue Reading

Swansea schools meal prices may rise

THE cost of school meals in Swansea could face another rise – potentially in January – but parents would be consulted before any decision is made. Nick Williams, Swansea Council’s director of education, told a committee that staff pay rises and increases in food costs were putting pressure on the Continue Reading

Plans for foreign language school at Swansea bungalow

A FOREIGN language school owner wants to use his Swansea bungalow permanently as a boarding house for students from Spain. David Randell already has temporary planning permission to use the Caswell property for up to 10 foreign students, who stay in the bungalow for a few weeks at a time Continue Reading

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