NEW plans for an all-through school in Dolgellau have been put before the town council.

Ysgol Gynradd Dolgellau is currently undergoing renovations before the area’s new 3-16 school opens in September next year.

Students and teachers will be located in temporary classrooms on site as work in the school goes on.

The new plans will see the listed building upgraded to create a “learning environment of the best possible quality for the county’s children and teachers” which is “fit for the 21st century”.

The infants classes will still be located on the nearby Ysgol y Babanod site, where the nursery and foundation classes will be accommodated in the existing classrooms.

A new crossing point between the school departments will be created as well as a new ‘one-way’ scheme to ensure that children can be dropped off/collected safely - an ongoing concern at the existing school building.

There will also be extra parking bays available in the Cae Penarlâg Gwynedd Council complex ensuring Pen y Cefn Road is not clogged up with school traffic.

Additionally, the facilities at Ysgol Gynradd Dolgellau are to be improved, including the restoration of the main hall, the installation of new sanitary and kitchen facilities and the expansion of some of the classroom sizes to meet the required standards.

It has been proposed that the flat-roofed toilet blocks to the rear will be demolished to create space for two new classrooms, along with the new sanitary and culinary facilities.

The prefabricated canteen/dining hall - which is currently used as the hall for the upper school - will also be demolished to create some additional external play space.

The town council was happy with the plans and pledged support on the condition that the renovations were “good for the children”.