Work is starting on a new £9.9m home for a thriving Welsh medium primary school that will transform education for a generation of pupils.
A turf-cutting ceremony has been held at the site of the new build for YGG Tan-y-lan at Beacons View Road in Clase.
Once completed it will have capacity for 420 pupils plus nursery to help meet the growing demand for education through the medium of Welsh in the area.
The development is being jointly funded by The Labour-led Swansea Council administration and the Welsh Government as part of the 21st Century Schools and Colleges programme.
Labour Cllr Jennifer Raynor, Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning and Skills, said: “I’m very pleased that work is now starting on this exciting new build that will benefit pupils and staff for many years to come.
“The multi-million pound investment in school infrastructure in Swansea at this time is unprecedented. A new school for Gorseinon Primary will open later this year, the new build for the Pupil Referral Unit at Cockett is well advanced, and work is also now underway at Bishopston Comprehensive School, Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr, and at a new build for YGG Tirdeunaw.’
“Together, with our colleagues in Welsh Government, we are investing almost £150m into the fabric of schools and this will give thousands of pupils for years to come the very best chance of achieving their full potential.”
YGG Tan-y-lan is currently housed in the former Graig Infant School site in Morriston.
The new built will increase capacity at the school by 290 places allowing it to meet further demand in the future.
The Labour administration has appointed Kier Construction as the main contractors and the company is committed to using local suppliers and employees wherever possible to support the local economy.
Kier will be also be using local apprentices on the project and offering work experience and placements.