Idris Davies School 3-18


The ambitious plan to develop a brand new replacement school for pupils from Abertysswg and Pontlottyn Primary Schools was approved in the summer 2016. The successful contractor, Willmott Dixon, has commenced works on site and The First Minister of Wales, Rt. Hon. Carwyn Jones AM, officially performed the ‘ground breaking’ ceremony to officially mark the start of construction work on 15 December 2016.

The new school development has been built on land within the existing Rhymney Comprehensive School site near Abertysswg. A state-of-the-art, single storey development consisting of a Primary School, Nursery and a Flying Start unit.

The project will see vibrant, modern teaching and learning spaces, both internal and external, to benefit pupils from both primary schools and teaching staff alike.

The school also benefits from an external grassed area for infants and juniors with play equipment, a gravelled zone including a planting area for a garden club and an amphitheatre for outdoor teaching and events.

The school has an ‘Integrated Children’s Centre’ offering childcare provision. This is expected to support Flying Start part time places, as well as deliver ‘wraparound’ and after-school provision for working parents and to help support economically inactive parents to return to work.

Consultation - Have your say

The Council undertook formal consultation on the proposal to establish a Rhymney 3-18 school (Incorporating Abertysswg/Pontlottyn Primary and Rhymney Comprehensive).

For more information about the proposal please go to the Abertysswg and Pontlottyn replacement school consultation section.


Photo Gallery

You can view photos of the Abertysswg/Pontlottyn School development on our Flickr gallery.