Education

Tyr Graig School Junior Mixed and Infants School – Llanhilleth

Tyr Graig School – Llanhilleth. In 1909, after the decision to construct a new school at Llanhilleth a competition was held by the committee of the educational department for the best design of a school building. Mr John Bain F.R.I.S.A., architect to the Monmouthshire County Council Education Committee was appointed assessor. Mr Bain chose the design of Messrs Speir & ... Read More »

Brynhyfryd Secondary School – Llanhilleth

Brynhyfryd Secondary School – Llanhilleth. The planning for a school at Llanhilleth was first debated in June 1902, a committee was set up to visit various sites and to report back to the authority. The Education Authority were looking to build a school at Cwmcuffin and it was to be known as the Cwmcuffin School. Tenders. In March 1905 tenders ... Read More »

The Abertillery County School Grounds – Roseheyworth Road

The Abertillery County School Grounds – Roseheyworth Road. The County School Grounds were initially fields (as seen left above the Abertillery Rugby Ground) purchased by the council in 1921 upon which they intended to use as part of their housing scheme. They had been dumping refuse on its northern portion close to where the Millennium School, Roseheyworth Campus is situated ... Read More »

Abertillery Art Classes – An Early History

Abertillery Art Classes. The British Schools. In 1887 during the rebuilding of the British Schools boy’s section, Mr Thomas Bevan the headmaster along with Mr William Roberts of Nantyglo, established art lessons. These art lessons became part of the Science and Art Classes and in connection with these classes’ lectures were given by the county organiser Mr E. Small M.A. ... Read More »

Aberbeeg School

The Growth of Education in the Valley. It was seen by many who had studied the progress of education that Wales was sorely neglected in the past and that early educational facilities were not afforded to it as they should have been and as it fully deserved. The Welsh nation proved itself the great stumbling block in Wales. The Welsh ... Read More »

Abertillery Intermediate County School – A History

Abertillery Intermediate County School. In the early 1890’s the Welsh Education Authorities under the Welsh Intermediate Act of 1889 decided to set up intermediate schools in all areas of Wales which were able to support them. On Thursday 24th of February 1892, the need of an intermediate school for Abertillery was first raised. A letter was read from the clerk ... Read More »

Abertillery Intermediate School and Clyn Mawr

Abertillery Intermediate County School – Circa 1905. The image shows the area of Clyn Mawr with the original Abertillery Intermediate County School opened on Wednesday 19th of January 1898, extended and reopened on Wednesday 20th of December 1911.   Points of Interest – At the bottom are the newly built houses of Glandwr Street. Two blocks of the Wooden Houses ... Read More »

The Abertillery Intermediate School New Extensions 1911

The Intermediate School New Extension 1911-1980s. On Wednesday 20th of December 1911, the new extensions at the Abertillery Intermediate School were opened. The opening ceremony was presided by Alderman Mr W. Thomas J.P. who was presented with a specially inscribed gold key in a leather case for the occasion. Mr Thomas unlocked the door and invited a general inspection of ... Read More »

Abertillery Intermediate County School – Original Building

Abertillery Intermediate County School. In the early 1890’s the Welsh Education Authorities under the Welsh Intermediate Act of 1889 decided to set up intermediate schools in all areas of Wales which were able to support them. On Thursday 24th of February 1892, the need of an intermediate school for Abertillery was first raised. A letter was read from the clerk ... Read More »

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