Vale of Glamorgan Council

Local Authority

Vale of Glamorgan Council

Project Description

Replacement Secondary School



Whitmore High School, Barry

Unanimous approval was granted for this replacement, 1,100 place, new-build secondary school, in Barry, Vale of Glamorgan. The application was submitted on behalf of Morgan Sindall and the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

Whitmore High School is the first band B new-build school for the county and is part of the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools & Colleges Programme. The proposal forms one of three secondary school projects for Barry, collectively known as Barry Secondary Learning Communities and DPP is also appointed on the second new-build scheme, a £34.7m redevelopment of Pencodetre High School.

The new school is co-educational for pupils aged 11 to 18, and will also provide indoor sports facilities and an all-weather pitch and games court.


      • Site Appraisal and Pre-Acquisition Advice
      • Pre-application Advice
      • Community Engagement
      • Planning Application Preparation & Management
      • Discharge of Planning Conditions
  • The Council is proud to have such an ambitious programme, which proposes to deliver new 21st century schools here in Barry and throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. This and other projects like it can make a real difference to thousands of Vale children, helping them towards bright fulfilling futures.

    Jane O'Leary 21st Century Schools 21st Century Schools Programme Manager, Vale of Glamorgan Council