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£12m of funding for five new schools in Powys

Talgarth Primary School and Clyro Church in Wales Primary School Image copyright Jaggery/Geograph
Image caption Talgarth Primary School and Clyro Church in Wales Primary School will both be replaced with new buildings

Funding of nearly £12m for five new primary schools in Powys has been approved.

Powys council has received £11.8m from the Welsh Government for the new buildings in the Gwernyfed area.

The new schools will replace current ones in Hay-on-Wye, Talgarth, Clyro, Llyswen and Llangorse.

Arwel Jones, the council's Cabinet Member for Schools, said it would "provide state-of-the-art teaching accommodation".

The total project cost of the five schools is £23.8m.

The Welsh Government funding towards this cost has been awarded as part of the 21st Century schools programme.

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