AN ACTING headteacher has been appointed to Wrexham's newest primary school set to open in September.

The school, Ysgol Llan-y-pwll, is located in the Borras area of the town centre, and will be a Welsh medium primary school for three to 11-year-olds.

Overseeing the new school will be Rhiannon James.

Rhiannon was born in Wrexham and still lives in the area with her husband and three children and is eager to start her new role.


New acting head of Ysgol Llan-y-pwll Rhiannon James,

New acting head of Ysgol Llan-y-pwll Rhiannon James,


She said, “I am very excited about being appointed the first headteacher of Ysgol Llan-y-pwll. The school will open its doors to nursery and reception pupils this September as part of the Welsh Government’s strategy to have a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

“I can’t wait to welcome our first pupils, and to guide and support them on their exhilarating journey of learning through the variety of dynamic experiences the school will provide. It will be an incredible opportunity and I look forward to establishing a happy and welcoming school with a thriving community ethos.

"As I will be the first headteacher of the school, I will be able to set out a clear vision of what I hope to achieve.

“I feel privileged to have the opportunity to lead and develop the type of school which I think every child should have access to; one where every child is important, nurtured and successful.”

There will be many decisions to make and numerous things to put in place before officially opening Ysgol Llan-y-pwll in September.

Cllr Phil Wynn, Wrexham Council's Lead Member for People – Education, said: “We are excited about the opening of the new Welsh medium primary school.

"Parents should consider sending their children to Llan-y-pwll as it will be a happy, welcoming, and caring environment where everyone succeeds.

"The appointment of Rhiannon as acting Headteacher puts the school in very capable hands and I am positive it will thrive with her vision to develop a happy nurturing environment in which the pupils can thrive.”

Karen Evans, Chief Officer for Education at Wrexham Council, said: “This is the start of a very exciting journey for Ysgol Llan-y-pwll, and the establishment of a new primary school in Wrexham will support our work to provide high levels of education for all children in the county borough.”

  • If your child celebrates their 3rd or 4th birthday before September 1, 2022, you can make your application online at school admissions or e-mail for further assistance.
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