25 September 2009>
Pupils in Caerphilly are to benefit from a new state-of-the-art primary school to replace the ageing and unsuitable building that is currently located at the site in Penyrheol.
A £5million replacement school for Cwm Ifor Primary has been agreed by Caerphilly county borough council's cabinet and the news has been welcomed by the whole community.
The project will be funded through a mixture of Welsh Assembly Government money (£4.04m) and Caerphilly county borough council funding (£1.01m).
Cllr Phil Bevan, CCBC cabinet member for education, said, "This is excellent news for the school and we were delighted to give the scheme the green light. We are committed to ensuring our children enjoy the best standards of educational facilities possible and we have delivered an ambitious programme of improvement works and new school builds over recent years to help us meet this goal."
A further two local schools have also received a boost with news that the council is to fund major improvement works at the sites.
Hendre Infants School in Caerphilly is to get a new school hall as well as upgrade works to improve toilet and kitchen facilities. Nearby Hendre Junior School is to benefit from 'fit for purpose' works totalling £100,000 that will involve improvements being made throughout the school building.
"This investment clearly demonstrates our commitment to improving standards and we now look forward to seeing these exciting schemes get underway," added Cllr Bevan.
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