New state-of-the art Ysgol Tŷ Ffynnon Primary School in Shotton officially opened.
Education Minister, Huw Lewis was in Shotton on Monday to officially open the state-of-the-art school Ysgol Tŷ Ffynnon Primary School.
Ysgol Tŷ Ffynnon Primary School is a new £6.4million development delivered through the Welsh Government’s Transitional Funding Programme.
The project was funded in partnership between the Welsh Government and Flintshire County Council with the Welsh Government providing £4.5million of the total.
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The Welsh Government’s Transitional Funding Programme is the successful forerunner to the 21st Century Schools and Education Capital Programme, which will provide investment of £1.4 billion delivered in partnership with local authorities to support the rebuild and refurbishment of over 150 schools and colleges across Wales.
The ultra modern school replaces Shotton Infants and Taliesin Junior School and accommodates 245 primary and 30 nursery pupils. It was built on the site of the existing junior school by Wrexham based Read Construction Holdings Ltd.
The new school building has nine classrooms and two resource classes for children with moderate learning difficulties, a nursery, assembly hall, studio, and kitchen and community facilities. In the outside space, there will be landscaped play and recreation areas.
Education Minister Huw Lewis said:
“It gives me great pleasure to officially open Ysgol Ty Ffynon. Schools like this are a real example of what the Welsh Government, in partnership with local government, is trying to achieve through our investment programmes. We are absolutely committed to providing the best learning environments that will inspire teachers, pupils and the wider community”.
Flintshire County Council leader Cllr Aaron Shotton said:
“The new school has been built to a high standard, to provide modern, first class facilities and the best learning opportunities for our children. It is the result of the Flintshire programme to amalgamate infant and junior schools. This official opening heralds a new era in delivering quality education for the county.” Spotted something? Got a story? Send a Facebook Message | A direct message on Twitter | Email: News@Deeside.com