Students at Ysgol Glan Clwyd, St Asaph are heralding the start of the new year by moving into the brand new extension built on the school grounds, marking the start of a brand new chapter in the school’s history.
The brand new extension forms the first part of a £15.9 million project, jointly funded by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools and Education Capital Programme. Willmott Dixon, the contractors of the development, started construction on site in November 2015.
Pupils are moving into the new building on Thursday, January 5th - the official first day back at the school.
Work on the next phase, which will see the existing school buildings refurbished, begins this month and is expected to be completed by September 2017.
Councillor Eryl Williams, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, said: “It’s a historic day for Ysgol Glan Clwyd.
“The Council fully recognises the need for improved and additional space to meet the demand for Welsh medium education in the area. Both Denbighshire and the Welsh Government are fully committed to providing the best possible facilities that meet modern 21st Century standards and provide an environment where our students can thrive to meet their potential.
“The extension and refurbishment of Ysgol Glan Clwyd is one of our flagship projects and we are delighted that future generations of children in our communities will benefit from such great facilities”.
Headteacher Bethan Cartwright, said: “This is a momentous occasion for us at Ysgol Glan Clwyd and we are delighted with the results.
“The new extension has provided much needed educational space and there is such a modern feel to our new learning environment. It’s been great to see this development grow from the foundations into this fantastic facility that will certainly enrich the experiences of our learners.
“The reaction from the pupils has been amazing and we look forward to the next stage of the work beginning in earnest in the coming weeks”.
Posted on Thursday 5th January 2017