A CAKE sale is to be held to raise funds towards the appeal bid made to save a village school.

Pontfadog Post Office and Stores, situated in the Ceiriog Valley, are holding a cake stall this Saturday, March 30 from 10am to 12 noon to raise funds for bill incurred for the appeal for saving Ysgol Pontfadog.

The school which is set to close this summer could be gifted to the community which fought to save it.

It will shut its doors for the final time this summer after a last ditch legal bid to keep it open was unsuccessful.

Campaigners launched an appeal to keep the school open, but despite a four-and-a-half hour court hearing in Cardiff last month, the challenge was unsuccessful.

The decision to consolidate the number of primary schools in the area from three down to two was taken by Wrexham Council in August 2018. The closure is expected to save Wrexham Council almost £100,000.

It came despite more than 1,300 objections against the move to send pupils to the dual language Ysgol Cynddelw two miles away.

Glyntraian Community Council is now looking to explore options for its future use by holding a consultation.

The community council will hold its first consultation event at Ysgol Pontfadog on Thursday, April 11, at 7.30pm.

Anyone who wishes to receive further information about the consultation should contact the community council by e-mailing clerk@glyntraian.org.uk