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Gorseinon Primary School project

This project is being jointly funded by the Welsh Government's 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme and Swansea Council.

Gorseinon primary school logo

The new build school will replace Gorseinon Primary school's existing buildings with a purpose built and future-proofed 1.5 form entry school. Work is now progressing in conjunction with the appointed contractor to deliver the new school build so that it is open to pupils in September 2020.

The project includes

A new build school on one site, which will provide pupils and staff at Gorseinon Primary school with a safe, sound and fit for purpose school environment that meets the 21st Century School standard.

The project includes:

  • A community room available for hire by arrangement with the school.
  • A multi-use games area and car park available for community use outside of school hours.
  • An all-weather pitch available for hire outside of school hours.
  • The relocation of the all-new playground at Parc Y Werin.

Project timeline

A summary of the key milestones for the project.

Relocation of playgroundJune 2019
New playground open to the publicJuly 2019
Main site set up and commencement of construction phaseJuly 2019
New build construction completedJuly 2020
New build opens to pupilsSeptember 2020

Project team

The team behind the project.

NameJob title
Jason DoddHeadteacher
Nicola JonesSchool Business Case Development Manager
Jenny Lewis-JonesProject Support Officer
Nigel HawkinsProjects and Procurement Manager / Senior Quantity Surveyor
Neil SmithCDM Construction Officer
Tom ReesProject Manager Andrew Scott Ltd

Community benefits

The Council is committed to supporting local firms and creating jobs for local people. During the proposed works, the contractor will use local suppliers, where possible, for materials and products. Contractors will be encouraged to employ local workers and offer work experience to unemployed young people.

Pupil engagement

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) engagement will form an integral part of our project. The contractor and Council will work together with the school to support learning opportunities throughout the build project.

Community projects

As part of the project the contractor will be expected to support local initiatives in the area. Further details on this will be provided as the project progresses.

New playground

The new playground was open to the public from the 12 July. Gorseinon Primary school pupils were amongst the first to use the new equipment.

New playground

Turf cutting ceremony

A 'turf cutting' ceremony took place on 18 July 2019. This was attended by Swansea Council's Leader, Rebecca Evans AM, local Ward Members, representatives from Andrew Scott Ltd and staff and pupils from Gorseinon Primary school. All were able to celebrate the beginning of the works; pupils had the opportunity to see their new school from the very first day of its construction, and were able to try out the new playground.

Turf cutting ceremony


The published newsletters updating the community of the progress and planned works can be viewed by clicking on the downloads below.

Architectural images of the new school build

Gorseinon Primary School development

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