New plans for a Welsh-language school in Welshpool are to be submitted by Powys County Council later this month.

The 150-place Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng has been described as a "flagship project" by the council with it being the first 21st Century Schools build in Powys that will see the integration of an historical building with modern architecture. The building will also be the first energy efficient Passivhaus hybrid project in the UK.

The new school will be built on the former site of Ysgol Maesydre with the old Grade II listed building, currently occupied by Welshpool Church in Wales Primary School, refurbished to accommodate early years and community facilities. A new extension will be built to include a new school hall and classroom bases.

Plans have been amended following concerns that the Grade II site would be demolished as part of the new school development. In 2018, Cadw confirmed its listed status which meant new plans would be needed.

Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng headteacher Angharad Davies said the future is "extremely bright" to develop Welsh education and the Welsh language in the area.

"This building will provide unique and valuable experiences to all associated with the school and Welshpool," Ms Davies said.

“The building will also give everybody access to a world of creativity and wonder in teaching and learning terms. The future is extremely bright.”

Lindsey Phillips, Chair of Governors at Ysgol Gymraeg Y Trallwng, added: "We are now very much looking forward to the next stage of development – for the building works for the school’s new location to commence.

“The exciting plans give us, not only a modern teaching facility, but also a wonderful resource for the wider community and a chance to celebrate and renew an important piece of local history.”

Cllr Phyl Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Property, said: "When complete, it will provide a learning environment that will allow learners and teaching staff to thrive and reach their potential through the medium of Welsh.”

It is anticipated that construction work will commence following the completion of the Welshpool Church in Wales Primary School project.