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Education Matters

Christ the Word Catholic School

Pupils and staff have enjoyed a successful first term in their new school, Christ the Word Catholic School in Rhyl.  The new school which opened in September, has replaced Ysgol Mair primary school and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School and is part of the Diocese of Wrexham provision and will cater for 420 full time pupils aged 3-11 and 500 pupils aged 11-16.

The Headteacher Amanda Preston said: “We have had a fantastic first term in our new school. All the children in both the lower and upper school have settled in very well. We have had so many visitors to our school community with lots of them commenting on the lovely calm welcoming atmosphere around the school. It’s lovely to see the older children supporting the younger ones in the classroom and on school trips.”

Pupils are also enjoying the new school, a Year 11 student comments “I love helping and supporting the younger children as I hope to work in a nursery when I leave school” The lower school are also benefiting from the fantastic new facilities with a pupil commenting, “The best thing about our new school is having lessons in the upper school, I really enjoy having science lessons in the science labs.”

The demolitions of Ysgol Mair and Blessed Edward Jones are now complete and over the coming weeks the focus will be on the landscaping works of the sports and play areas, together with the formation of the new permanent car parking area on Cefndy Road. Completion of this phase is scheduled to be completed by April 2020.

The project is funded in partnership by the Council and the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools Programme.

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