Bridgend County Borough Council is in the early stages of developing plans that could see an all-new Welsh-medium seedling school established in the Porthcawl area.
Cabinet members have agreed to submit an expression of interest on developing the facility as part of the next phase of Welsh Government’s capital grant scheme for Welsh-medium education.
Members also agreed to explore options for adding the seedling school to existing plans that aim to create a new Welsh-medium childcare facility within Porthcawl.
Basing the school and the childcare facilities at the same location makes perfect sense as it would deliver the most efficient use of any funding that could be provided for the scheme. It would also provide a natural progression for children attending the childcare provision through to the seedling school.
We have previously approved in principle the development of a one-form entry Welsh-medium school which would serve the Porthcawl area as part of our ongoing school modernisation programme.
The aim is to also align this to the development of the Porthcawl Regeneration Scheme in order to reflect anticipated growth in the Porthcawl area, and I look forward to seeing the proposals develop further.
Councillor Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Education and Regeneration