Cabinet agrees to consult on catholic school consultation

Members of Denbighshire’s Cabinet have today (Tuesday) agreed for the Council to consult on proposals to create a brand new £23.8 million Catholic school in Rhyl, to replace the existing provision in the town.

This follows the agreement between the Diocese of Wrexham and Denbighshire County Council to progress an exciting new proposal - the proposed development of a brand new 3-16 Catholic school in the town of Rhyl. This would be progressed as part of the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme to be delivered in partnership with the Welsh Government.

The proposal put forward is for a brand new 3-16 Catholic School to replace Ysgol Mair/ St. Marys Catholic Primary and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School on the same site and open on 1st September 2019.

The formal consultation will now take place from 14th February until 27th March 2017.

Councillor Eryl Williams, Denbighshire’s Cabinet Lead Member for Education said, “I’m delighted that the Cabinet has agreed for the consultation to go-ahead.  There have been very positive discussions with the Diocese of Wrexham and the schools to deliver this exciting project that would transform Catholic education for pupils in the Rhyl area.

“We will now prepare to consult with interested parties and will publicise how people can get involved.  We expect to be in a position to report back on the findings to Cabinet before the summer. 

Posted on Tuesday 24th January 2017