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A new English-medium primary school in Tenby is approaching the end of its first year after being officially opened by the Cabinet Secretary for Education in the Welsh Assembly. Kirsty Williams AM officially opened the new Tenby Church in Wales VC Primary School, which, with the new Welsh-medium Ysgol Hafan y Mor nearby, represent an £8.4m spend in education in the town.
Both were built under the 21st Century Schools Programme – work by Pembrokeshire County Council and the Welsh Government, who are splitting the funding. They replace the Tenby VC and Tenby Junior schools and cater for children aged between three and 11.
The Tenby Church in Wales school has 54 nursery and 252 reception to year six pupils on roll, but can take up to 380 under head teacher John Palmer.
The council’s own in-house architect team designed the school, which was built by West Wales contractor Andrew Scott Ltd with fencing from Wolverhampton manufacturer Zaun Ltd, installed by Binns Fencing.
The school contains a Learning Resource Centre for specialist provision in the Tenby area and a spacious playground and school field to develop the strong traditions of sporting provision and achievement at Tenby.
Zaun supplied its Duo8 fencing to make a secure perimeter, sports fencing and decorative Bowtop Play railings around the playground, which adhere to RoSPA standards.