The original Victorian school, situated on the main Swansea road was built in 1897, and recently been converted into housing for the elderly. The school celebrated its centenary in 1997. The school building, which is situated safely off the main road in the village of Bynea was opened in 1976. It is in a picturesque position surrounded by playing fields and countryside, about three miles east of Llanelli. The original building consists of five teaching areas, a library and a games hall, which is used for morning worship, as a dining room at lunchtimes and for teaching purposes. In October 2003 an annex was added to the building, which has provided a new reception area, administrative offices, staff room and two classrooms. One classroom is utilised as a Community Room and features a kitchen and houses a preschool nursery. This has both Flying Start and Private places. The refurbishment of the school has ensured that children have access to accommodation of the highest standard, a fact that is appreciated by all. There are four designated playgrounds, including a designated early years playground, with a variety of floor surfaces and games painted on the tarmac. The younger children are able to play in their designated areas with tricycles and large toys. The play areas are all securely fenced on all sides. Entrances to the school grounds is via the pedestrian pathway. Access into the school by visitors is restricted to the main door entrance, which has a security system in operation. All visitors to the school are requested to present themselves at the reception counter.
Ysgol y Bynea provides mainstream education for pupils aged between 3—11 years. The school is a County Primary Co-Educational Day school which adopts the L.E.A.’s Welsh Language Policy for Primary schools. The school falls into Category B/ Category 5 with education being through the medium of English, with Welsh being taught as a second language. The predominant language spoken at home is English.