Local News & Archive — July 22, 2015 at 3:21 pm — Updated: July 22, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Rhyl High highlights education investment in North Wales, says First Minister


Rhyl High highlights education investment in North Wales,
says First Minister

The new Rhyl High will provide modern state of the art facilities for the young people of Rhyl and is an example of investment in education in North Wales, First Minister Carwyn Jones said today on a visit to the site.

The £25m development in the town is supported by £12.2m from the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools and Education Programme, which aims to create a learning environment with technologies and facilities designed to improve the delivery of education.

RHS 001 The new school will accommodate 1,200 11 – 16 year olds, and will also provide a base for 45 pupils from nearby special school, Ysgol Tir Morfa.

Rhyl High is one of a number of new modern schools under construction in North Wales as part of the 21st Century Schools and Education programme. Others include the new Holywell High benefiting from over £15,000 from the Welsh Government, Connah’s Quay new build post-16 facility and Ysgol Bro Llifon, bringing new primary school facilities to Groeslon Gwynedd.RHS 004


Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St Asaph is also set to benefit from an investment of over £7m from the Welsh Government.
The First Minister said: “The facilities here at Rhyl High will be real asset to the young people of the area, and will provide the ideal environment for them to achieve their full potential.

“Investing in our schools is vital and there are a number of projects across North Wales where new state of the art facilities for pupils are under construction.

“I am pleased to see the impact our 21st Century Schools and Education programme is having. It will not only benefit the young people and their education, but the schemes also help create opportunities for local companies through construction.”

Councillor Eryl Williams, Denbighshire Council’s Cabinet Lead Member for Education said “This is an exciting era in the history of the new school. Work on the new build is progressing well and we are delighted with the progress to date.

“It was good to have the opportunity to celebrate the achievements to date with the First Minister.

“The new school is great news for future generations of pupils, as well as the continued regeneration of Rhyl. The state of the art facilities that will be provided in the new school demonstrates the Council’s continued commitment to providing the best possible start for our children and young people in modern surroundings”

The new Rhyl High is expected to be completed in 2016.

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