The Welsh Labour Government has announced over £4 million of new funding to relocate Brynmenyn Primary school in the Bridgend area. This will add to the unprecedented investment in school facilities in the area over the last decade.
The original building built in 1913 does not have a playing field and has 172 children and 29 nursery pupils. This new project will cost over £8 million in total with the Labour led Bridgend Council providing the rest allowing the new school to accommodate more pupils and 60 nursery places.
Huw Irranca-Davies AM stated: “This very much welcomed investment in a school in my constituency is part of the Welsh Labour Government’s £1.4 billion ‘21st Century Schools and Education Programme’ aiming to update school buildings across Wales. Again it shows our government’s commitment to education and it’s also good to hear that around £50 million of investment in total has been earmarked for Labour led Bridgend County through this programme, half of which will come from the Welsh Government.