On Monday July 9th 2018 Ysgol Parc y Tywyn opened its doors to pupils for the first time since the completion of the new £9.6m new build.
The school is now located in its new home near the harbour. The Welsh language school will now offer part-time nursery provision for the first time. The building has been constructed to the highest energy efficiency standards and both staff and students are excited to move in.
Headteacher Donna Jenkins said of the project ‘It’s great to see this fantastic new school for Ysgol Parc y Tywyn. The school opened on October 4, 1965 with 49 pupils being enrolled on the first day, under the leadership of Mr Ken Jones. With this new school it’s safe to say that the future of Welsh education in Burry Port will continue to thrive. I would like to thank parents, governors and the council for securing this new school. It’s a very emotional time for me as I prepare to leave, but this is an exciting new chapter for the school. I am very proud of what we have achieved’.
Branch Manager for leading education supply agency New Directions, Laura Bosomworth added ‘It is wonderful to see a school that have worked so closely with New Directions over the years have such wonderful facilities for their pupils. It is a really exciting time for the school and I am delighted for them.’
The new school has been delivered through Carmarthenshire County Council’s Modernising Education Programme, and jointly funded by the Welsh Government.