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Another step forward for school modernisation in Flintshire

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Published, 16/06/2017

A local contractor has been selected to undertake the new build of Ysgol Penyffordd.
Local firm Wynne Construction, based at Bodelwyddan, will build this new 21st Century primary school facility, amalgamating the all-through 3-11 English medium community primary school on the Abbotts Lane site, together with the demolition of the existing infants school and the construction of improved and increased staff and visitor car parking with the dedicated drop off zone for parents and carers. The facility will provide a new inspirational learning experience for primary school children.
The project is in its early stages and there will be opportunities for all interested parties to have their say. There will be a public consultation event at the school's Abbotts Lane site on 11 July from 3:30 - 7pm where the public will have the opportunity to talk to the contractors and all the team involved in the new build.
The new purpose built school will include classrooms to accommodate nursery, foundation phase and key stage 1 and 2 for 315 pupils as well as a hall and studio. It will retain the existing sports grassed area.
Building work start dates have yet to be decided, but the contractor is assuring as little disruption as possible to learners and the local community. The new build will be constructed while the school remains open.
Flintshire County Council's Leader, Councillor Aaron Shotton, said:
"This is another milestone in the provision of the 21st Century Schools programme in Flintshire. It will be a wonderful modern facility for children, young people and the wider community."
Chris Wynne, Managing Director of Wynne Construction said: "We are delighted to have been selected as the contractor for this exciting new project and we look forward to working with Flintshire County Council, the school and the local community to deliver an inspirational learning environment, providing lasting community benefits including local employment and training."
Finance for the project is currently being sought under the Welsh Government's 21st Century Schools Programme. Match funding will be on a 50:50 basis with Flintshire County Council providing the other 50% of the required finance. This project follows the successful completion of Holywell Learning Campus and Deeside 6th Form College and the recent announcement of the modernisation programme starting later this year at Connah's Quay High School.
For more information, visit http://flintshire.gov.uk/schoolmodernisation, or contact 21stcenturyschools@flintshire.gov.uk. You can also follow school modernisation on twitter @FCCSchoolMod

Pictured: Pupils Ella, Harrison and Phoebe excited for their new school along with Wynne Construction's Chris Wynne, headteacher Jayne Mulvey, FCC's Darren Brimble, Cllr Aaron Shotton, FCC's Paula Vogt, Wynne Construction's Andy Garner and Alison Hourihane on the grass area where the new build will commence


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