A Vale of Glamorgan primary school is set to move 10 miles away to a new £4m facility in a major education shake-up for the county. Vale of Glamorgan Council plans to build a new 210 place primary school in Rhoose, near Barry, for the current Llancarfan Primary School to move into. The new school, which would have 48 part time nursery places, would be based on land north of the railway line at Rhoose Point where developer Taylor Wimpey is currently building 350 new homes. It is hoped the new school, which would edcuate pupils from three to 11 years old, will be open in September 2021. Llancarfan Primary School would transfer all staff and pupils into the new school building, and the current Rhws Primary School would remain open. The council is also proposing a change to the catchment areas of Rhws Primary School, St Athan Primary School, Llanfair Primary School and St Nicholas Primary School to accommodate the new facility. A consultation has been launched to give parents a say and more details on the plans. Councillor Bob Penrose, Vale of Glamorgan Council cabinet member for learning and culture, said: “This project will see Llancarfan Primary School move into new ultra-modern facilities that can comfortably cater for the larger number of pupils due to attend. “This is just part of extensive investment in education in the Vale that will see facilities dramatically improved across the entire county. Work towards that aim has already begun and we will be announcing details of other schemes over the coming months.” It is expected the Rhoose Point development will increase demand in the area by 70 places for nursery age children, 194 places for primary age children, of which 162 are likely to require English medium provision, and 174 places for secondary age children. The council says Rhws Primary School would not be able to accommodate the extra pupils as its opportunites to expand are limited. Letters have been sent to parents explaining the council’s proposals and an online survey has been launched to give them a say.