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New schools plans are given the go ahead

Published: 16/05/2014

Planning permission has been granted for the proposed new primary and secondary schools in Holywell which will be co-located on the site of the existing High School. One new primary school will replace Ysgol Perth y Terfyn Infants and Ysgol y Fron Junior school and will cater for learners up to the age of 11. This will be on the same site as the new facility for Holywell High school, which will be built to provide for the education of 11 to 16 year olds. The flagship £30 million development will be built on the current Holywell High School site on land at the top of the existing school field. The new schools are due to be open from September 2016 with the existing facilities remaining in use until that time to ensure no disruption for learners. The proposed new three storey secondary school will have 600 places and the single storey primary school will have 315 places. Primary children and secondary age students will be educated in the latest state of the art accommodation with all modern IT facilities to assist with learning. The learning campus will have new access for vehicles from Pen-y-Maes Road together with new access points for pedestrians from Strand Park, Pen-y Maes Road and Strand Walk. Replacement sports, play and recreation areas will be created across the site for the pupils and both schools will have indoor sports halls. The building and surrounding spaces have been designed so that local community groups can use them outside school hours. Councillor Chris Bithell, Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Lifelong Learning said: This is another milestone in the provision of this exciting new learning campus in Holywell .It will be a wonderful modern new facility for children, young people and the wider community. You can see the full plans on the Council web site together with a virtual tour of the campus.