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Contractor announced for upgrade to Welsh medium primary school

Published: 12/02/2020

A local contractor has been announced following Flintshire County Council’s successful bid in securing funding from the Welsh Government for Ysgol Glanrafon in Mold.

Local firm Wynne Construction, based at Bodelwyddan, has been chosen for the £2,857,000 Welsh Medium Capital grant project which comprises of the remodelling and extension to Ysgol Glanrafon to increase the capacity of the school.  A further £1,070,000 of funding from the Childcare offer Capital Grant Programme will provide a new purpose built pre-school provision onsite

This announcement was celebrated recently at the school by members and officers of Flintshire County Council along with representatives from Wynne Construction.

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

“Investment in Ysgol Glanrafon will enable us to grow the number of places in the Welsh medium school estate and therefore directly contribute to the ambition to increase the number of fluent Welsh speakers in the area.”

Chris Wynne, managing director at Wynne Construction, said:

“As a North Wales firm, we are really pleased to have secured this contract to work with Flintshire County Council once again.

“This project is another example of our work in the education sector in Flintshire, including Ysgol Penyffordd, Deeside Sixth, Cambria Business School and Ysgol Maes Hyfryd/Ysgol Pen Coch.”

Education Minister Kirsty Williams said:

“This is an exciting development made possible through Welsh Government funding that demonstrates how we are investing in Welsh Language education to ensure we reach our goal of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

“Our national mission is to raise standards, reduce the attainment gap and deliver an education system that is a source of national pride and confidence.

“Projects such as this are absolutely crucial if we are to provide our pupils with the learning environments they deserve, while supporting them to achieve their aspirations.”

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Cllr Haydn Bateman, Claire Homard - FCC Chief Officer for Education and Youth, Cllr Ian Roberts, Richard Wynne, Alison Hourihane and Chris Wynne from Wynne Construction and Sarah Thomas, FCC with head teacher Miss Llinos Mary Jones and members of Ysgol Glanrafon Eco-Committee