Multimillion Pound Schools Officially Opened in Wrexham

Two new Wrexham schools have been officially opened after receiving multi-million pound Welsh Labour Government investment.

Local Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths, joined the Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM, at the opening of Hafod y Wern and Gwenfro Community Primary Schools in Caia Park.

The two schools have recently undergone a £10m redevelopment as part of the Welsh Governments’ 21st Century Schools Programme.

Lesley Griffiths AM has praised the scheme and said: “The £10m redevelopment of Hafod y Wern and Gwenfro Schools will certainly have a positive impact in the local community.  After attending both opening ceremonies, it is clear everyone associated with the schools are proud of their new, modern facilities and I believe students will thrive within their new environment.”

“Several Wrexham schools have now benefited from the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools Programme, and I hope more will in the future.”

Since its inception in 2011, £1.4 billion has been spent on improving and modernising schools throughout Wales during the first wave of the 21st Century Schools Programme.

As well as Hafod y Wern and Gwenfro, Alexandra CP School, Gwersyllt CP School, Ysgol Plas Coch, Ysgol Bryn Alyn, Ysgol Morgan Llwyd and Coleg Cambria have all benefited from the programme.

The funding is on a 50:50 match funded basis with educational stakeholders across Wales.  It is the largest investment in school buildings in Wales since the 1960s and the second stage of the scheme will begin in 2019.