South West Wales

Llandovery school to relocate to 'far better accommodation'

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Image caption The Ysgol Rhys Pritchard School site will be sold after the move

A Carmarthenshire primary school will soon have a new and improved home.

The county council's executive board has given the green light for Ysgol Rhys Pritchard in Llandovery to move into the former Pantycelyn school.

The building will be refurbished prior to the pupils' arrival and the Rhys Pritchard site sold off.

All remaining pupils at the former Ysgol Pantycelyn recently moved into the new Ysgol Bro Dinefwr.

The move and refurbishment will be carried out as part of the council's modernising education programme, which has so far seen investment of more than £200m in schools across Carmarthenshire.

Education executive board member Cllr Gareth Jones said: "The move for Ysgol Rhys Pritchard to Pantycelyn is very positive and is something that will provide far better accommodation and facilities for pupils."

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