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Refurbishment cuts infant class sizes at school

PENYRHEOL Primary School now boasts bright modernised teaching spaces that will reduce class sizes for young learners.


Contractors Brecon Business Interiors Ltd were on site during the summer holidays and for part of  this term remodelling part of the building and upgrading fixtures and fittings.

The work has now been completed and teachers and pupils are delighted with the results.

Swansea Council secured the investment of almost £400,000 from the Welsh Government's Reducing Infant Class Sizes and Raising Standards Grant Funding.

It has been officially opened by council leader Rob Stewart and cabinet members Jennifer Raynor and Andrew Stevens.

Penyrheol Headteacher Alison Williams said: "We are really pleased with these newly configured areas and they will have a really positive impact on the school by increasing our classroom options.

"It gives us much more flexibility with the teaching spaces and will enable teachers to have small numbers of pupils in their classes so each child will get more attention.

"The pupils were very pleased to welcome the leader and cabinet members to the school and to show them just some of the many great things they have been up to this term."

Cllr Stewart said: "It was great to see the work has been completed and to learn about the exciting plans the school has to use these facilities.

"It is now a better setting for teachers and pupils and I would like to thank our partners in Welsh Government for supporting this project."

Other investments are taking place in schools in Swansea under the Reducing Infant Class Sizes and Raising Standards Grant Funding.

This includes a partial refurbishment at Seaview Primary along with a classroom extension.

Work is also being planned at Hendrefoilan and YGG Bryniago in Pontarddulais to boost early years provision under the scheme.

Cllr Raynor added: "Thousands of pupils in Swansea are already seeing the benefits of new and refurbished school buildings and improved infrastructure.

"We are committed to ensuring many more pupils are taught in an environment that will equip and inspire teachers and young people."

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