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YGG Tirdeunaw project

The Council's Band B Strategic Outline Programme, which has been approved in principle by Welsh Government in December 2017 includes a new build primary school plus Flying Start for YGG Tirdeunaw.

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

A statutory consultation process was undertaken in September 2018 on a proposal to increase the size of the school from 2 form entry (60 pupil admission number) to 2.5 Form Entry (75 pupil admission number). A review of Welsh-medium school catchment areas was included as part of the proposal.

No formal objections were received to the statutory notice and Swansea's Cabinet approved the proposal at their meeting on 21 March 2019.

Details of this can be found at: School consultations 2018 and 17 October 2019:

The project includes

  • Provide a new school building for YGG Tirdeunaw on land at YGG Bryntawe.
  • Provide a fit for purpose, 21st Century learning environment for YGG Tirdeunaw which will accommodate 525 full time pupils plus 75 nursery.
  • Provide an appropriate setting for the Flying Start provision which will relocate from its existing venue at the former Daniel James site.
  • Improve traffic arrangements at the new site at Heol Gwyrosydd and provide a new bus park for coaches serving both the primary and secondary school.
  • Increase the number of Welsh medium primary school places in the locality/Swansea.
  • Remove a condition category C building.
  • Reduce backlog maintenance.
  • Improve building efficiency.

Progress update - February 2020

  • The planning application (2019/1138) for a new purpose built primary school on land at YGG Bryntawe received full planning approval in September 2019 and in November 2019 the construction contract procured through the South West Wales Regional Contractors Framework (SWWRCF).
  • On 23 January 2020, Cabinet approved the appointment of Morgan Sindall Ltd to undertake the construction of the new build school.
  • The Full Business Case (FBC) was approved by Welsh Government in February 2020.
  • Further newsletters to parents will be released during the course of the construction phase.

Project timeline

Key milestones



Planning consentSeptember2019
Tender periodOctober - December2019
Report to cabinetJanuary2020
WG financial approvalFebruary2020
Construction contract awardFebruary/March2020
Construction startMarch2020
Construction completionAugust2021
Set up periodAugust - September2021
Facility opens to pupilsOctober2021



Project team

The team behind the project

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