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Final Countdown to the Opening of the New Ysgol Llanfair DC

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Final preparations are being made ahead of the opening of a new school in Llanfair DC.

The new bilingual church school will open after the February half term when pupils will make the short move from the current site on Wrexham Road to the new site located on land opposite Bron y Clwyd.

Council officers have been working with the school to plan for the opening day and further information will be sent to parents, while staff will be on hand on the opening day.

The project is jointly funded between Denbighshire County Council and Welsh Government as part of the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education programme, in partnership with the Diocese of St Asaph.

Bodelwyddan-based Wynne Construction is the main contractor for the project.

Helen Oldfield, headteacher at Ysgol Llanfair DC, said:

“The final preparations are now being made at the new school and we are all looking forward to the first day in our brand-new building.

“The new school will provide a transformation of the teaching and learning environment which will allow pupils to thrive and reach their full potential. This heralds a new era for a generation of pupils at the school and we look forward to seeing pupils benefiting from the new first class facilities for many years to come.”

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, the Council’s Lead Member for Education, Children's Services and Public Engagement, said:

“I would like to thank members of the community for their patience and understanding with the progress of this project and I’m very pleased pupils and staff at the school will be able to move in to their brand-new school soon.

“Thanks to partnership working we have created a school that will ensure pupils have the best opportunity to achieve their full potential in both Welsh and English.

“This is yet another example of Denbighshire’s commitment to invest in education facilities and is part of our work to make sure young people have the best possible start in life.”

Rosalind Williams, Director of Education and Lifelong Learning for the Diocese of St Asaph, said:

“We are delighted the new bilingual Church School in Llanfair DC will open its doors to pupils following February half term. This has been a great partnership between the Welsh Government, Denbighshire County Council and the Diocese of St Asaph working together to achieve the best for the children. This fantastic new facility will significantly improve bilingual provision for the village of Llanfair DC and the surrounding areas.”