Cabinet agrees to progress new school for Ysgol Llanfair

Members of Denbighshire’s Cabinet have agreed this week to progress proposals for a new school building to replace the existing school premises in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd.

The Cabinet considered the initial business case made for investment in a new school building and have agreed to support the development of the Business Case to the Welsh Government to draw down funding for the project as part of the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme. The Council will now begin to progress its initial designs for the new school.  This will enable the local community to comment on the proposed designs ahead of the submission of the Planning Application later on during the year. 

Councillor Eryl Williams, Denbighshire’s Cabinet Lead Member for Education said, “I’m delighted that Members of the Cabinet have supported the recommendation to progress this much needed proposal to provide a new purpose built school for the pupils of Ysgol Llanfair. The focus will now be on working with the school to develop plans whilst progressing the Business Case with the Welsh Government to secure the funding.”

Geraint Lewis-Jones, Chair of the Governing Body said:

" After the delay caused by the events of last year, the staff at the school along with the parents and governors will all welcome this announcement. A new build with modern facilities to meet the educational needs of twenty first century education will help to maintain and extend the high educational standards at Ysgol Llanfair . It will also further develop its unique bilingual education model which will protect and promote the Welsh language in this area.

Posted on Thursday 2nd February 2017