Llantwit Learning Community

The new 3 - 19 age Llantwit Learning Community will comprise the amalgamated Eagleswell and Llanilltud Fawr primary schools in a new build 420 place primary school (Ysgol Y Ddraig) and the rebuilding and refurbishment of Llantwit Major Comprehensive.


Work has started on the project to develop a learning community in Llantwit Major. The Llantwit Learning Community will be located on the existing site of Llantwit Major Comprehensive and will include enhanced sporting facilities for community use outside school hours.


The capacity of the comprehensive school is to be reduced to more closely match pupil numbers and reduce the running
costs of the school whilst providing improved teaching and learning facilities.


Ysgol y Ddraig is due to open for pupils in October 2016. Llantwit Major comprehensive will be completed in September


The project will include:

  • A new 2-Form entry, 420 place English medium primary to include a nursery and staff and visitor parking
  • External play and learning areas
  • A new extension to the existing secondary school
  • Refurbishment of the existing Llantwit Major Comprehensive School main building
  • A new All Weather Pitch with a 3G playing surface
  • New drop off parking facilities and turning circle for all schools across the campus


Ysgol y Ddraig Timeline



July 2014 - Council
approval for project.



August 2014 - Building starting on the site of the new primary school.


September 2015 - Ysgol y Ddraig opens on the sites of Llaniltud Fawr and Eagleswell Primary Schools.

October 2016 - Building of the new Ysgol y Ddraig finished.

October 2016 - Children and teachers move into their new school.



Llantwit Major Comprehensive Timeline


August 2015 - Llantwit Major Comprehensive building starting on site.
August 2016 - Llantwit Major Comprehensive Refurbishment – Phase 3
August 2015 - Llantwit Major Comprehensive Refurbishment – Phase 1

April 2017 - Llantwit Major Comprehensive Refurbishment – Phase 4

March 2016 -  Llantwit Major Comprehensive Refurbishment – Phase 2

May 2017 - Llantwit Major Comprehensive School ready for students.



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