Caia Park is set to benefit from a £10 million investment which will fund the development of two new ‘state of the art’ primary schools.
The project, which is 50% match funded by the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools and Education Programme, will see the existing Hafod y Wern and Gwenfro schools replaced with brand new buildings.
The plans follow the amalgamation of juniors and infants sections of both schools. The creation of new schools will mean there will be no transition stage between primary and juniors which can sometimes be a concern for young children.
Cllr Michael Williams, Lead Member for Children’s Services, said: “Officers have worked extremely innovatively to obtain this funding and their hard work is to be commended. Wrexham Council is committed to raising educational standards and children and staff need an environment that is fit for purpose and one that will ensure children reach their full potential.”
Both schools will be built to BREEAM standards which will ensure they are efficient and operate to environmentally acceptable standards.
Wrexham Council say: “The 21st Century Schools and Education Programme aims to transform the learning experience of students, ensuring they are taught in classrooms with the technologies and facilities needed to deliver a 21st Century curriculum.”
Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, added: “The schools will be state of the art 21st Century buildings that will meet the needs and aspirations of teachers, pupils and parents who attend them.”
The schools both have planning permission and should open in 2017.
(Builders R L Davies & Sons Ltd will build Hafod y Wern school and Gwenfro will be built by Wynne Construction)