Skip to content

21st Century Schools

21st Century Schools

Three students working on a project

21st Century Schools is more than a building programme

The 21st Century Schools and Education Programme is a unique collaboration between the Welsh Government (WG), the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and local authorities.


It is a major, long-term and strategic capital investment programme with the aim of creating a generation of 21st century schools in Wales. The programme will focus resources on the right schools in the right places, for early years through to post-16.

13 March 2017
A new £40m school for Port Talbot has been officially opened by Education Secretary Kirsty Williams today
13 August 2015
Business cases map to the stages of development of your project and provide break points that enable key decisions to be made.
14th April 2011
Changes to school provision, in the form of statutory school organisation proposals, are often necessary as part of local authority plans within the 21st Century Schools and Education Capital Programme.
5th May 2011
A Forest School ethos informs the outdoor teaching at Maes Y Llan and the way the grounds have been developed reflect this.
13 August 2015
Branding, press notices and key acknowledgement statements are included here.
15th February 2011
Practical guidance to help with understanding what can be done to make schools more environmentally sustainable, with a focus on reducing energy use and CO2 emissions, and improving the school environment.