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New £4.5million School Opens in Raglan

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A new £4.5million school in Raglan opened its doors to pupils for the first time today.

Raglan VC Church in Wales Primary School has been part funded by Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education Programme and built as part of the council’s 21st Century School programme.

The cabinet member for education, councillor Liz Hacket Pain, said: “While we know that there is more to good schools than bricks and mortar, it is widely acknowledged that the environment in which pupils learn plays a pivotal role in their achievement.

“This new state-of-the-art school is designed to get the very best out of our pupils and I’m confident that it will inspire them.

“I’m sure that the whole community looks forward to taking advantage of this wonderful new community facility.”

The former Raglan school site suffered poor energy and high maintenance levels with limitations over access, comfort levels, light levels and ventilation. The new school is so eco-friendly, it has been awarded a platinum Eco Flag.

SOURCE: monmouthshire.gov.uk