South West Wales

South Pembrokeshire's first Welsh school opens in Tenby

The front elevation of Tenby Church in Wales primary school Image copyright Pembrokeshire council
Image caption The front elevation of Tenby Church in Wales VC primary school

South Pembrokeshire's first dedicated Welsh school is opening on Wednesday.

Ysgol Hafan Y Mor has been built in Tenby in response to the growing demand for Welsh-medium education in the area.

It opens along with the English-medium Tenby Church in Wales VC primary school, and together they cater for children aged three to 11 years.

The two new schools represent an £8.37m investment in education in the town from Pembrokeshire council and the Welsh Government.

They replace Tenby infants and junior schools.

'An historic time'

The Tenby Church in Wales school is a new build, while Ysgol Hafan Y Mor is located in the renovated former junior school.

Pembrokeshire council's cabinet member for the Welsh language, Huw George said: "This is an historic time for primary education in Tenby and particularly for the Welsh language in Pembrokeshire.

"Both ventures have our best wishes for the future."

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