A TOWN school has celebrated work beginning on a brand new Sixth Form.

The plans are approved and the funding is in place for new facilities at Ysgol Morgan Llwyd on Cefn Road, Wrexham.

The Mayor of Wrexham, Councillor Andy Williams, performed the official 'turf cutting' alongside chair of governors Aled Roberts and headteacher Eleri Lewis.

Mr Roberts, said that it was a welcome step forward for the school.

He said: "Having a new and modern facility dedicated for sixth form will be a great asset for us and will encourage more students to remain with us to study for their A-levels and Welsh Bac through the medium of Welsh."

Lead member for education, Cllr Phil Wynn, said: "This is part of our ongoing commitment to improving the educational environment for pupils and staff and I know it will be greatly appreciated by both.

"I would like to thank the Welsh Government for their continued support of Wrexham schools and of course officers for their hard work in securing funding."

The new build means that space at the school will be freed up ready for further investment to increase capacity at secondary level to secure Welsh secondary medium education in Wrexham

This new building will cost £1.55 million and is funded by the Welsh Government's 'Band A' 21st Century Schools Programme and Wrexham Council.

The work will be undertaken by Read Construction of Wrexham and is scheduled for completion in late 2019.

Richard Heaton, managing director of Read, said: "Read are delighted to be undertaking yet another scheme with Wrexham Council to provide a 21st Century learning environment.

"We will be working with the school and community throughout the works to minimise disruption, whilst maximising social value."