Funding for five new build primary schools in the Gwernyfed catchment of Powys has been approved by the Welsh Government.
Powys County Council have been awarded £11.8million against a total project cost of £23.8million. This will now enable the construction phase to begin on projects in Hay, Clyro, Bronllys/Talgarth, Llangorse and Llyswen.
Hay on Wye Community Primary School
A new 210 place community primary school will replace the existing school which currently has 161 pupils in reception to year 6. The school will include facilities for early years provision, as well as youth/community facilities and a public library.
Clyro Church in Wales Voluntary Controlled School
The 120 place Church-in-Wales school in Clyro will replace the existing school which currently has 85 pupils. This school will also include facilities for early years provision.
Bronllys/Talgarth Community Primary School
The 150 place community primary school built on a greenfield site in Talgarth will replace two existing schools - Talgarth community primary school which has 56 pupils and Bronllys community primary school which has 32 pupils. It too will have early years, youth and community facilities.
Llangorse Church in Wales Voluntary Controlled School
A new 150 place Church-in-Wales school in Llangorse will replace the existing school which currently has capacity for 146 pupils. The new school will include accommodation for early years' pupils.
Archdeacon Griffiths Church in Wales Voluntary Aided School, Llyswen
A new 150 place Church-in-Wales school will replace the current school which holds 129 pupils. It will meet the need for Church in Wales school places in the West of the catchment area. This school will also have early years facilities.
Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for Brecon and Radnorshire, said:
"This will be very welcome news to these communities, many of whom have been campaigning for new school buildings for several years".
"It is also good news that all of the new schools will have early years provision and many will have community facilities included in the new facilities".