Public consultation approved for plans to expand Coety Primary School in Bridgend

Bridgend County Borough Council’s Cabinet has approved the start of a public consultation about a proposal to expand Coety Primary School.

The proposal would result in Coety Primary School’s capacity increasing from 420 to 525 places for pupils aged four to eleven years.

In order to address the demand for places at Coety Primary School, an options appraisal was launched, which identified the need to increase provision at the school. This resulted in a preferred option being identified in the form of a two-storey, four-classroom extension.

Additional housing has been constructed at Parc Derwen, which was not planned as part of the original development and these plans will help to facilitate the increased demand.

Cllr Jon-Paul Blundell, Cabinet Member for Education, said: “These plans will help to make sure that we can expand Coety Primary so that more children can attend their closest school.

“Given the fact that we’ve seen the Parc Derwen estate grow over recent years it’s important that these adjustments are made to the school to reflect the growth in the local area.”