Design work to commence on new 3-16 school

Kier Construction have been appointed as the main contractor to take forward plans to deliver the new 3-16 Catholic school in Rhyl. The project is planned to be funded in partnership by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government, through its 21st Century Schools and Education Capital Programme.

Kier Construction will now commence design works for the proposed new school, which could replace Ysgol Mair/ St. Mary’s Catholic primary school and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High school should the amalgamation be approved. Denbighshire County Council have now published a Statutory Notice to close both schools and to build a brand new 3-16 Catholic school.  A final decision on the proposal will be taken by Cabinet in the autumn.

Councillor Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Cabinet Lead Member for Children and Young People said, “I am delighted that work is now progressing and we look forward to continuing working with the Diocese of Wrexham on this exciting innovative project. Denbighshire are continuing their commitment to investing in improving the learning environments for the children and young people of the County with this project.”

Bishop Peter Brignall of the Diocese of Wrexham said, “This is further good news in the progress of the proposal for the new Catholic school in Rhyl. This project, which is proposed to be funded by the Welsh Government and Denbighshire County Council and in partnership with the Catholic Church will facilitate learning opportunities in state of the art buildings and facilities for the children and young people of Denbighshire providing aspiration and fuelling inspiration. I am grateful to the County for the close partnership and shared vision we have and join in the expression of pleasure in the progress of this project.”

Posted on Friday 14th July 2017