Public to be consulted over planned new primary school in Kenfig Hill

Members of the public are set to have their say on plans for an all-new primary school and nursery in Kenfig Hill.

Bridgend County Borough Council wants to deliver a £10.2m two-form entry school and a 75-place nursery on the site of the former Mynydd Cynffig junior school by 2025.

The school will be net zero carbon on operation, producing zero or negative carbon emissions as part of its operational energy. It is envisaged that the school will benefit from a central ‘street’ which can be used for independent learning, dedicated groups rooms, classrooms conducive to 21st Century teaching and learning, and an all-weather sports pitch.

Both virtual and face-to-face consultations have been organised for members of the public, school governors, school council and learners, and school staff.

The public consultations will be held on 30 November and 7 December in the infants hall at Mynydd Cynffig Primary School. There will be two sessions on each of these days, with the first running 4pm-5pm followed by another between 5.15pm-6.15pm.

Due to potential Covid-19 implications, the council requests that those wishing to attend should pre-register their attendance by sending an email to [email protected] or by phoning 01656 815135.

Cllr Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration, said: “These plans will see Mynydd Cynffig Primary School united on one site which will deliver obvious benefits for children, staff and teachers.

“The development has been designed to offer state of the art learning facilities and the right curricular opportunities within the best learning environment that we can provide.

“Funded by Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools Programme and the local authority’s own capital investments, this project forms an important part of our ongoing commitment towards modernising the county borough’s schools.

“This is a vital phase in the process, and I encourage people to attend the public consultation where they can find out more and give their views.”

Mynydd Cynffig Primary School was formed when the junior and infant schools merged together in 2015. Part of the former infant school premises later had to close due to a burst pipe which revealed extensive building damage, leading to the use of high-quality modular classrooms as a temporary measure while a longer-term solution was developed.