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Wales High School Prioritised for the Government’s Flagship School Rebuilding Programme

  • Wales High School has been selected to have its buildings replaced and refurbished. 
  • New buildings will be energy-efficient designs with high sustainability standards and will be net-zero in operation offering excellent facilities. 
  • Transforming the learning environment and supporting teachers to deliver high-quality education, so that pupils gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications they need to succeed.  


Wales High School has today been named as one of the schools prioritised for the School Rebuilding Programme. The Department for Education will start a project to replace and refurbish the buildings at the school, setting the school up for high educational standards for all its pupils for decades to come.  

Wales High School will work with the Department for Education to agree on the educational design of the project and the timeframe for delivery. 

We are incredibly excited to be able to work with leading specialists from across the country to bring together plans over the next year to create a school that will replace what are now outdated and obsolete buildings with state-of-the-art facilities that future generations of our community will have the benefit. 

Pepe Di’lasio, Headteacher, said:  

  ‘I am absolutely delighted with today’s news. This is a historic moment for the young people, families, staff governors and wider community of Wales High School.  

For many years, the whole school community has been longing for an environment that meets the aspirations and ambitions that we share for one another and helps inspire the young people and future generations of our community. It is incredible to hear confirmation that our plans and dreams for a new school will finally be realised”. 


Across the School Rebuilding Programme, the rebuilds and refurbishments will create modern education environments, providing new facilities from classrooms and science labs to sports halls and dining rooms.  

The new school buildings will also be net-zero carbon in operation, helping meet the government’s net-zero targets.  

The programme is due to deliver 500 rebuilding projects over the next decade, which will benefit tens of thousands of pupils over their lifetime.    

Wales High School is part of an announcement of 61 new projects, including primary, secondary and special schools, levelling up opportunities across the entire country.    

Education Secretary James Cleverly said:   

“Our School Rebuilding Programme is already making a difference to the lives of pupils and their teachers. It is creating greener school sites that are fit for the future and that local communities can be proud of.               

“We know how important it is to have high-quality school facilities. That is why we continue to invest billions in our rebuilding programme.”