Multimillion Pound Project Brings Superfast Broadband to Wrexham Schools

More pupils in Wrexham will have access to superfast broadband in school thanks to a substantial Welsh Labour Government investment.

The Rofft CP School and St Christopher’s School are two schools located in the Wrexham constituency set to benefit from the £5m funding.

Local Assembly Member Lesley Griffiths has welcomed the announcement and said: “Making sure every school, no matter where they are based, has access to superfast broadband is a priority for the Welsh Labour Government.”

“In this day and age, equipping pupils with the necessary digital skills is essential and I am pleased pupils from the Rofft CP School and St Christopher’s School will benefit from this latest investment.”

The schools are two of 341 across Wales that will receive the funding.

Currently all schools in Wales have minimum broadband connections of 10Mbps for primary schools and 100Mbps for secondary schools, but some are not able to upgrade the speed of their services to meet ever increasing demand as a result of technical limitations.

This investment will cover the installation of new broadband services, providing an immediate increase in speed.

The Welsh Labour Government is determined to ensure digital skills are developed and taught through all parts of a pupil’s schooling and not just isolated to specific ICT or computer science classes.  The Digital Competence Framework means more than just using computers and aims to equip pupils with the digital skills they need and can apply in the real world in the years to come.

In addition to the schools in the Wrexham constituency, three other schools have benefited from the investment across the Wrexham County Borough: Borderbrook School, Rhosymedre CP School and Ysgol Bryn Tabor.