A NEW school will open its doors today.
The Bishop of St Asaph, The Rt Rev Dr Gregory Cameron, and Denbighshire Council chairman Cllr Raymond Bartley, will attend the opening ceremony of Ysgol Dyffryn Iâl Church in Wales School’s new premises in Llandegla this afternoon.
Pupils at Ysgol Dyffryn Iâl moved into their new school in October. The building replaces the previous split site school buildings in Llandegla and Bryneglwys and allows the pupils of the faith school to be together in one building for the first time for more than four years.
Headteacher Teleri Llwyd-Jones, said: “Seeing the children settling in to their new school building has made the hard work worth it. I would like to thank all involved in creating the new school and I look forward to watching our pupils thrive in it.”
The Rev Shirley Griffiths, vicar at St Tecla’s Church, Llandegla, will conduct a welcome at the opening at 2pm and a vote of thanks will be provided by Nell Perrin, chairman of governors at the voluntary controlled school. There will also be representation from the memorial hall trust and local community.
Mrs Griffiths said: “I am delighted with this new faith school and more importantly the children are delighted with it too.
“It’s good the Diocese of St Asaph and Denbighshire Council can work closely together for the good of the education of children in our local community.”
Cllr Eryl Williams, lead member for education, added: “The new school marks the start of an exciting new chapter in the history of the school and will provide the pupils of Ysgol Dyffryn Iâl with a wonderful learning environment.
“The project also demonstrates the council’s ongoing commitment to improving further our education facilities and a continued commitment to invest in and support small rural schools.”
Denbighshire Council, the Diocese of St Asaph, the school and governors, the Llandegla Memorial Hall Trust, Llandegla Community Council and local residents have all played a part in the new school build project.