Work Starts on 1,200-pupil Towy Valley Super School
Work is now commencing on the new 1,200-pupil school in the Towy Valley. The contractors appointed, Leadbitter, expect the school to be completed by 2015. The new super school, called Ysgol Bro Dinefwr, will be built on land at Lovelodge Farm in Ffairfach after it was approved by Carmarthenshire Council's planning committee last month. The investment is part of a £68 million total spend on upgrading education in the Dinefwr area.
The project will create new schools in the Towy and Gwendraeth valleys, and is providing major investment at Ysgol Dyffryn Aman in Ammanford. The secondary school will see pupils from Ysgol Pantycelyn in Llandovery and Ysgol Tregib in Ffairfach merge at the new site when the building is complete in two years' time. The new Ysgol Bro Dinefwr will include a 225-pupil sixth form centre and specialist ASD unit for 30 pupils. Facilities for the wider community for leisure and learning opportunities will also be provided at the site.
Carmarthenshire Council leader Kevin Madge said: "We look forward to providing this significant investment in education in the Dinefwr area which will benefit so many young people. The changes will improve facilities and opportunities, in particular vocational and bilingual education in the 14-19 age range."