Local News & Archive — January 24, 2017 at 4:22 pm — Updated: January 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm

Public consultation for Rhyl Catholic school plans

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A public consultation will begin next month on plans to replace Rhyl’s two Catholic schools with a new ”all through” school.

Denbighshire County Council’s cabinet agreed on Tuesday to put out the proposals to close Blessed Edward Jones High School and Ysgol Mair primary in favour of a new £24 million school for 3-16 year olds. If the plans are approved, the new school could be opened by September 2019.

The six-week consultation will take place from Tuesday 14th February to Monday 27th March 2017, with its findings expected to be released before the summer.

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Councillor Eryl Williams, the lead member for education, said: ”There have been very positive discussions with the Diocese of Wrexham and the schools to deliver this exciting project that would transform Catholic education for pupils in the Rhyl area. We will now prepare to consult with interested parties and will publicise how people can get involved.”

A report discussed by the cabinet stated the new school would have a a new name, uniform, headteacher, staff and board of governors – with children from the two Catholic schools being transferred to the new school.

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