School Buildings Programme

School Buildings Programme

Pembrokeshire County Council's commitment to education is reflected in its capital and revenue investment in schools buildings. School buildings have a crucial part to play in helping to raise educational standards. High quality, modern school buildings with the latest, integrated ICT systems can help to raise attainment and can make a major contribution to improving educational opportunities and broadening community access to schools.

In recognition of this, we are investing heavily in new schools and in works to improve existing schools. We are currently one of the highest spenders in Wales and have already opened several new schools.

Priorities for capital expenditure are determined in accordance with the County's Asset Management Plan Policy Statement and its School Organisation Plan and include:

  • Securing sufficient pupil places, rationalising provision and removing all mobile classrooms
  • Bringing all schools to good or excellent condition
  • Ensuring full accessibility and inclusivity for those with special needs
  • Extending and supporting the development of community schools
  • Planning to meet changing curricular requirements
  • Identifying and releasing sites and premises surplus to requirements

Since 1996 over £100 million has been allocated to new projects to improve school buildings and the educational environment for our young people. This represents the most significant investment programme in our educational infrastructure for many years and we have worked very closely with schools, the private sector, partners and the Welsh Assembly Government to develop an economic and efficient approach to development projects on school sites.

Whilst some of our expenditure has focused on removing the backlog of outstanding repair and maintenance, attention has also been given to improving the sustainability of school buildings. In recent years, a number of innovative schemes have been developed, including rain water harvesting, Biomass (wood burning heating systems) at Ysgol y Preseli, Spittal and Ysgol y Frenni and the energy saving projects at Greenhill, Tenby, Spittal and Coastlands CP. The new Portfield school is fitted with a sprinkler system; a further three systems are at design stage.

Projects Under Construction

Ysgol Caer Elen (3-16 yearsHaverfordwest Welsh-medium)

January 2018

February 2017

October 2017

New School 2018
Gelliswick VC School    New School 2018 
Ysgol yr Eglwys yng Nghymru Penrhyn Dewi November 2017 Remodelling/Refurbishment of Dewi Sant Site 2018

Completed Projects

Tenby English Medium Primary School New School 2016 
Broad Haven New Classrooms and Re-modelling 2015
Cleddau Reach VC School New School 2013
Ysgol Ger y Llan New School 2012 
Neyland Community School New School 2012
Ysgol Glannau Gwaun New School 2011 
ID: 2479, revised 20/02/2018