June 2017

Council News

Wrexham shows off two new schools

Cymraeg

Pupils and staff from Hafod y Wern and Gwenfro will proudly show off their new schools this week as Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, calls in for a tour.

These schools received a total of £10 million from the Welsh Government's 21st Century Schools Programme and Wrexham Council. 

Gwenfro Primary School's 1950s building has been replaced with a brand new 315 plus nursery place primary school near to the original school. While Hafod y Wern now has a new building to replace the junior school and the infant school has been retained. There are currently 229 pupils on the school roll and there is demand for additional spaces, so this work will mean an increase in spaces to 315.

While work has been carried out at both schools, the existing schools remained open to minimise disruption.

Both schools have been built to BREEAM standards, the world's longest established method of assessing, rating and certifying the sustainability of buildings.  

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