Green light given to Rhyl High new build

Labour AM for the Vale of Clwyd, Ann Jones, has celebrated news that Rhyl High School has been given the green light to proceed with its new build, under the Welsh Labour Government’s 21st Century Schools Programme.

The Minister for Education and Skills, Huw Lewis said: “I am pleased to confirm that I have now approved the final business case for a replacement school in relation to Rhyl High.

“Local Government officers will now be notified by my officials that they have they have the approval to proceed and that a Grant Award letter for Welsh Government’s financial support will be issued”.

Welcoming the news, Ms Jones said: “It is fantastic news that the work can now start following the Minister’s approval.

“The brand new school will help Rhyl High go from strength to strength and will ensure that our children have the best facilities to help them succeed. Our children deserve no less than the best and this announcement shows that this Welsh Labour Government is continuing to invest in our children’s future.

“I wholeheartedly pay tribute to the Minister, Huw Lewis, for taking such a keen interest in Rhyl High and approving the plans. He has recently visited the school to see the remarkable transformation the school is seeing. This exciting announcement will help raise standards even further”.

The funding comes from a £70m capital investment for schools in Denbighshire by the Welsh Labour Government which will also see a revamp for Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St Asaph.