Building work is about to get underway on the £25 million revamp of Rhyl High School.
As over 1200 pupils prepare for the start of the new term, contractors will also join them on site over the next fortnight. When its finished, it will also also provide new facilities for pupils from nearby Ysgol Tir Morfa for special needs.
Denbighshire County Council say there will be some disruption at first for local residents as access to the school will be diverted via Tynewydd Road. Services and classes at both Rhyl High and the leisure centre which shares the Grange Road site will continue as usual – all access points to both facilities will be maintained.
The green light was given for the revamp by Assembly Education Minister, Huw Lewis, last April – the Welsh Government and the local authority will jointly fund the new site, which will replace the current school buildings. Among the plans are habitat areas, plus a multi-use games areas as well as all weather and grassed pitches, allowing for extra sporting activities.