The new 3-16 Catholic School in Rhyl has moved another step closer with the news that Planning permission has been granted for the new school building and associated site works. Pupils from Ysgol Mair and Blessed Edward Jones (pictured) came together to celebrate this news that will see them educated in brand new facilities for the 2019/2020 academic year. The project will be funded in partnership by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government, through its 21st Century Schools and Education Capital Programme.
The new 3-16 school, for the Diocese of Wrexham, will replace Ysgol Mair/ St. Mary’s primary Catholic school and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic high school. The new school would be an English medium school for 420 full time pupils aged 3-11 years old and 500 pupils aged 11-16.
Kier construction have been appointed as the main contractor and some initial works are already taking place at the schools with some essential and limited tree felling and early demolition of a part of a block at Blessed Edward Jones.
Work is due to begin on the whole site in May with work expected to be completed on the new build by Autumn 2019.
Posted on Tuesday 13th March 2018