It built the new school, for up to 80 children, within the existing site of Croesyceiliog Comprehensive School. It will provide an open and flexible teaching environment for three to 19-year-olds with a range of learning and physical abilities, and include ten linked teaching areas, a multi-purpose hall and a hydrotherapy pool.

It will also have a life skills apartment to promote self-sufficiency

Executive member for children and young people, Cllr Mary Barnett, said: “I am delighted we are to receive the keys to this wonderful new facility two weeks earlier than planned. It will provide pupils with a first-class learning environment to help them reach their full potential.

“This new school will help us modernise and transform additional learning needs education in Torfaen and is further evidence of our ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of our most vulnerable children. I am confident this wonderful facility will provide our pupils with a modern, inspirational place to learn.”

Kier Construction operations director, Martyn Osborne, added: “We have benefitted from working very closely with the school and the head teacher, and I know the children can’t wait to move in to their fantastic new facilities, which will make such a difference for them. We have been really impressed by the school’s work and I wish everyone at the school all the very best in their new building.”

Head teacher Lesley Bush commented: “We are really excited about taking ownership of this new state-of-the-art building, and are looking forward to being able to plan even more high-quality indoor and outdoor learning activities, which will help the pupils to progress in all areas of their development. The range of specialist experiences the new building will enhance pupils’ general well-being, confidence and self esteem.”

The school will open to pupils at the beginning of the summer term.