Work has started on the first primary school at Plasdŵr.
A ceremonial ground-breaking event was held in recognition of the milestone with attendees from civil engineers Andrew Scott Ltd and our lead developer Redrow, as well as and local ward members.
Ground was officially broken by the Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, Cardiff Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry, Headteacher Richard Carbis and Temporary Chair of Governors for the school, Daniel Tiplady.
Once complete, the school will offer 420 places with a first-of-its-kind dual language education stream with one form of entry offering Welsh-medium education and one form offering English and Welsh dual-language education.
In addition, there will be 96 part-time nursery places for pre-school aged children living at Plasdŵr and in its neighbouring communities.
Ysgol Gynradd Groes-wen is the first development in a plan of 5 total schools at Plasdŵr; with three other primary schools and a secondary school planned. Plasdŵr strives to encourage people to learn through a high standard of both Welsh and English medium education.
This is a significant milestone for Plasdŵr, which will offer children living at Plasdŵr, as well as its neighbouring community’s access to a high-quality education a short walk or cycle from their home.
Catchment areas for Ysgol Gynradd Groes-wen will be set by Cardiff Council, with applications opening in November 2022 for entry into Reception and January 2023 for Nursey, ready for the start of the school year in 2023.