County Voice

County Voice 2019: Issue 3

Christ the Word Catholic School on track

A brand new school Christ the Word Catholic School is set to open its doors in September in a brand new building in Rhyl.

The new school will replace Ysgol Mair Primary and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School which will both close their doors to pupils at the end of the summer term.

The staff and pupils at both schools are holding a number of events to celebrate the contribution each school has made to the community over the last few decades as they look forward to a new chapter in the town.

In September pupils from both schools will be joining together as Christ the Word Catholic School as a new chapter starts for education in the town. As part of the build up visits have been arranged for pupils to see their new learning environment in advance of the new opening.

Gill Greenland, the Chair of the Temporary Governing Body said:  “I would like to thank all the staff at both schools past and present for all their hard work and contributions to both school communities and we embrace and look forward to the exciting times ahead in our new school. We are all excited to welcome the pupils in September into their new home.”

Amanda Preston, head teacher of Christ the Word Catholic School said:  “All the children and staff are really excited about moving into our fantastic new learning community. The opportunities that the new building offers in terms of developing the skills of our young leaners across the age range is fantastic. “

The school which will be part of the Diocese of Wrexham provision will cater for 420 full time pupils aged 3-11 and 500 pupils aged 11-16 and is funded in partnership by the Council and the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools Programme.

Please click the link which shows a 3D model produced by Kier of a General Upper School Classroom:


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