A whistle stop tour of the achievements of Denbighshire’s 21st Century Schools projects
Ten years ago Denbighshire Councillors approved the commencement of the Modernising Education Programme in Denbighshire which has placed investment in school buildings as a key priority. This support from Councillors together with partnership working with the Welsh Government will have seen nearly £97m spent on new or improved school buildings in Denbighshire since 2010 on projects from Rhyl and Prestatyn in the North down to Llangollen and Cynwyd in the South.
The Modernising Education Programme is responsible for reviewing school provision in Denbighshire and investing in school buildings and facilities. The first wave of funding for 21st Century schools, a national programme which has seen the Welsh Government provide match funding for school building projects, is coming to an end this year and to date there have been a number of excellent school projects completed, with three more to be completed this year.
The programme has also boosted the local economy. The majority of the schemes have been progressed by companies based in North Wales with a strong emphasis on ensuring local procurement. This has brought training opportunities and employment to the local economy
The primary school projects completed to date include:
The secondary projects completed to date include:
The ongoing 21st Century Schools projects are as follows:
To find out more about each of the individual projects above, click on the links.