Labour Councillor Cyril Anderson says he is very proud that Swansea is delivering a partial refurbishment of a popular city primary school during the summer holidays including the addition of a new classroom extension.
The investment, nearly £500,000, which Swansea Council successfully bid for from the Welsh Government, will improve the learning environment for pupils and cut infant class sizes at Seaview Primary in Mayhill of which Cllr Anderson is an LEA governor.
The funding will go towards the internal remodelling of all of the school’s existing classrooms along with a new build extension classroom. Money from Welsh Government will also provide an extra £1.2m across five other schools which will provide one full-time teacher and three extra TAs.
“I would like thank the headmistress Mrs Julie Dunn, my fellow governors for all their hard work and Cllr Jen Raynor, the cabinet member for education and her officers fro taking this to Welsh Government on our behalf,” said Cllr Anderson.
Labour Cllr Raynor, Swansea Council’s Cabinet Member for Education Improvement, Learning and Skills, said: “This is excellent news for pupils and staff at Seaview and I’m grateful to our colleagues in Welsh Government for their support.
“The work will improve and expand the learning environment at the school and continue to raise standards.”
Local company TAD Construction Ltd has successfully tendered for the work and has been appointed as the main contractor. TAD will work closely with the school’s leadership team to keep any potential disruption to a minimum when pupils return to Seaview Primary after the holidays.
Cllr Raynor added: “Swansea Council and the Welsh Government have invested many millions in improving school buildings and facilities in recent years and thousands of children are benefiting from this investment.
“This will continue and during the next few years we have exciting plans to improve and upgrade many more schools in the city.”