The proposed new school will see Cwmaman Infants’ School and Glynhafod Junior School replaced with a brand-new community primary school fit for the 21st Century on the former colliery site within the village.
The £7.2m investment in the new school is proposed as part of #RCTinvest – the Council’s £200million, three-year investment in schools, play areas, leisure, town and village centres and highways, and will be supported by the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools programme.
Councillor Eudine Hanagan, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said:
“Our proposal for a 21st Century school for Cwmaman is the latest as part of our ambitious plans to raise the standards of our educational facilities across the county borough.
“In Cynon Valley we have already delivered a number of outstanding new schools such as the £50m Aberdare Community School, Cwmbach Primary School, Ynysboeth Primary School, Cwmbach Primary School and Abercynon Community Primary School.
“The proposals for a new community primary school were well received during the initial consultation phase and the fact that no formal objections have been received to the statutory notices, in my opinion, add further strength to the proposals.
“As the exciting artists impressions for the new school show, this is an excellent opportunity for Cwmaman to have a purpose built, all through, 21st Century school in the village to replace the old Victorian buildings of Cwmaman Infants’ and Glynhafod Juniors which will also make it easier for parents whose children currently attend the two schools located approximately half a mile apart.
“We want the very best for our young people, as demonstrated by our plans for Cwmaman, and that is why, with the support of the Welsh Government we plan to invest over £100m in our schools as part of our wider £200million RCT Invest programme.
“The schools which have received 21st Century Schools investment continue to demonstrate that modern, fit for purpose, educational facilities are a contributing factor towards improved attainment and we will continue to take every opportunity to invest in our schools and communities to support further improvements.”