Big thank you to the school who have granted me a column within the school website to provide regular updates for staff, governors, pupils and parents on the exciting project of constructing your new school. 

To introduce myself, my name is Betsan Ifan and I am working on behalf of Powys County Council together with Ian Pilcher from Heart of Wales Property Services to deliver the new Ysgol Bro Hyddgen school construction programme.  Both of us live locally and we are extremely excited to be given the opportunity to work on such an important project for the staff, pupils, parents and the town of Machynlleth. 

The procurement process to appoint a contractor is nearing completion and Powys County Council will be writing to all contractors who submitted a tender imminently. Once the procurement process has concluded, the school will be informed and a letter will be sent to each parent/ guardian with further information on the successful contractor. 

The next step will be to evaluate and finalise the designs by working very closely with the school staff, governors and pupils.  You will be given the opportunity to view and comment on the designs during ‘drop in events’ at the school at a future date. 

The £23 million project is jointly funded by Powys County Council and Welsh Government 21st Century Schools Programme and we envisage that the new school will open in September 2020. 

In the meantime, regular updates will be published via the authority’s website and social media pages. 



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