Llantwit Learning Community gets green light
Pubished 06 July 2015
An independent review has given the Council’s plans to create a new Learning Community in Llantwit Major the green light, reflecting their “high level of confidence” in the project.
Following a three day long review of a range of aspects, such as project planning, funding, and governance, the reviewers placed the Council’s plans in the green category.
The review report said: “The rating reflects the high level of confidence, expressed by all to whom the Review Team spoke, in the ability of the Authority to deliver the project to time, cost and quality. The Review Team shares that confidence.
“The Authority has an excellent track record for procurement and delivery and has been leading the way on the development of a standardised approach to school design which reduces risk, time and cost.”
The Llantwit Learning Community project, which is part of the Council’s 21st Century Schools Investment Programme, will see the existing comprehensive school rebuilt and refurbished and additional enhanced sports facilities provided.
A new building will also be built on the campus to create a new primary school, Ysgol Y Ddraig, through the amalgamation of Eagleswell and Llanilltud Fawr primary schools.
The campus will also include a separate new school building for Ysgol Dewi Sant, which will open in September 2016.
Cllr Chris Elmore, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, said: “I am pleased that the review team recognised the Vale’s excellent reputation for school delivery, and also our commitment to the Llantwit Learning Community.
“This scheme will not only deliver benefits in terms of school buildings and facilities for the community, it will also provide a first class learning environment for our pupils, which will enable performance to improve and will also increase job satisfaction and development opportunities for the teaching staff.”