The all-new Brynmenyn Primary School has been officially opened by First Minister Carwyn Jones and is the latest edition of new schools for the Bridgend County Borough.
With funding from the Welsh Government, these schools have been delivered as part of Bridgend County Borough Council’s flagship 21st Century school modernisation programme.
Brynmenyn Primary School is twice the size of its former 100 year old premises and offers a nursery, 14 large classrooms equipped with modern learning technology, state-of-the-art educational facilities and more than 14,000 square metres of specially designed open space. It also benefits from a dedicated car park, safe drop-off and pick-up zones, and for the first time in the school’s long history pupils also have access to incorporated sports pitches.
Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies who is also the Welsh Government Minister for Children, Older People and Social Care spoke about his delight at seeing yet more modern educational facilities for pupils studying in Ogmore.
The Ogmore AM who attended the official opening said: “Brynmenyn Primary has a proud heritage and I’m sure parents, governors and pupils will be looking forward to the future in their wonderful new school and playing fields. It really is an impressive facility.
Once again we see the partnership between the Labour local authority and Welsh Government invest in state-of-the-art facilities for our schoolchildren and I am happy to see Ogmore residents benefitting yet again via the school modernisation programme. We have seen multi-million pound projects resulting in high-tech modern teaching facilities, schools fit for purpose and positively impacting on education in our communities.”
Work beginning on the new Brynmenyn Primary School in February 2017