The new Pencoed Primary School opened its doors last September and is among the six new schools built locally within the last five years under the Welsh Labour Government’s school modernisation programme.
The new two-storey building is built on playing fields off Penprysg Road, a stone’s throw away from the school’s old site. It contains everything you’d expect to meet modern educational standards and extensive grounds which include a large playground for junior pupils, a soft play playground for the infants, a reading circle, pond, and a large astroturf pitch.
Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies, one of the many guests invited to attend the official opening said: “It has been a pleasure to join Pencoed Primary for their official opening. Well done everyone involved and congratulations to the staff, children, parents, governors, builders, designers and Bridgend Council who have created such a welcoming and positive educational environment.
I was particularly impressed to see the school cycle-shed overflowing with bicycles and scooters, a fantastic sight for active travel enthusiasts.”
Bridgend County Borough Council has plans to build four new primary schools and one new special school over the next five to seven years as part of Band B of the programme.