21st century schools


The Welsh Government introduced the 21st Century Schools programme of capital investment to provide all local authorities in Wales with the opportunity to review and provide the right school in the right place.

Pupil numbers are rising across the city creating a primary place challenge in many schools. 

New housing developments will result in 5 new primary schools in the city over the next 5 to 10 years, alongside primary expansion in many primary schools.

Newport City Council needs to look at how education is delivered and plan any changes so that schools are fit for purpose.

Supporting documents

Read about school reorganisations in Newport

New school buildings

Newport City Council has replaced three older school buildings with modern facilities fit for the 21st century:

  • Newport High School
  • Llanwern High School
  • Glan Usk Primary School

The buildings feature rainwater harvesting, natural ventilation, thermal storage, 20% improvement on required co2 emissions and solar hot water systems.