New era for Ysgol Carreg Emlyn
A new era will commence shortly for one of Denbighshire’s newest primary schools Ysgol Carreg Emlyn. The school which was formed in 2014 will be moving into a new school building in Clocaenog at the start of June thanks to investment from Denbighshire and the Welsh Government as part of the 21st Century Schools Programme.
Ysgol Carreg Emlyn was created in 2014 following the amalgamation of the former Ysgol Clocaenog and Ysgol Cyffylliog. Since September 2014 the new school operated from their existing sites in the two villages in advance of moving to a single site.
The new site will include 4 new classrooms, additional learning areas, hall, community room, external play areas, new vehicle access and car parking with a drop-off area.
With all the funding and planning approvals in place May 2018 saw the start of the construction of the new school building just over a 100 metres away from the existing site in Clocaenog. Just under 12 months later the building will be handed over from Wynne Construction. During May the preparations for the move will take place with opportunities for new staff to familiarise themselves with the building before the pupils start the last half term in their new home.
For the pupils their new home will see a transformation in their learning environment. As they prepare to say goodbye to their old schools they will be given the first opportunity to see their new home in a special visit at the start of May. The main contractor Wynne Construction has also arranged a community event to enable residents to see the finished school in advance of the school taking up residence.
The completion of this project is a significant moment for the Ysgol Carreg Emlyn community. This project demonstrates the commitment of the Council to investment in Welsh Medium education. The school community have demonstrated their support in this project to transform education in this rural area and this will be a fantastic facility for the young children.
The completion of the new Ysgol Carreg Emlyn building will be the 6th project completed by Denbighshire as part of the 21st Century Schools Programme. The programme has seen significant investment in schools in Cynwyd, Prestatyn, Rhyl, Ruthin and St Asaph together with ongoing projects for Christ the Word Catholic School in Rhyl and Ysgol Llanfair.