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More improvements announced for Flintshire schools

Published: 05/10/2018

Castell Alun 01.jpgLeader of The Flintshire County Council Aaron Shotton along with Headteacher Graham Hughes, pupil Rhian Davies, Cabinet Member for Education and Youth Cllr Ian Roberts, FCC's Damian Hughes, Willmott Dixon's Steve Hellon and Alistair Brymer, Caergwrle Councillors Gladys and David Healey and pupil David Jones





Flintshire County Council is pleased to announce that work is starting on another local school, hot on the heels of the announcement of capital funding secured for Ysgol Glan Aber.

Despite continuing austerity, the Council recognises the need to continually invest in our schools to ensure a positive learning experience for our young people.  Investment has been secured for Castell Alun High School.  

Flintshire County Council, from its capital programme, is investing £5m in Castell Alun High School for a new Art and Design Technology teaching block and remodelled internal accommodation.   This work will create a new and inspiring learning space for both students and teachers as well as providing employment and learning opportunities for our community.

The Council has appointed Willmott Dixon to carry out the improvement work for Castell Alun High School. 

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Education and Youth, Councillor Ian Roberts, said:

“This further investment in our schools shows that Flintshire County Council, despite being a low funded council, is able to secure money to improve and update our schools.  These improvements will provide a new and exciting learning experience for our students.”

Willmott Dixon’s Northern Operations Manager, Alistair Brymer, said:

“We know how important it is to create buildings that inspire children and teachers to new heights of educational attainment. We are delighted to have been selected as the contractor for this exciting project and we look forward to working with Flintshire County Council, Castell Alun High School and the local community to deliver an outstanding project.

“We believe in delivering projects that leave a lasting community legacy far beyond bricks and mortar.

“We have been awarded The Queen's Award for Enterprise in the category of Promoting Opportunity this year. Working with local supply chain partners wherever possible is a hugely important way in which we support the community and we are committed to creating local employment, apprenticeship and work experience opportunities.”