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Flagship Primary School Handed Over

Read Construction have handed over the new Awel y Mynydd school in preparation for the start of term this week.

Built and developed in conjunction with Conwy County Borough Council, Welsh Government’s 21st Century School programme and the North Wales Construction Framework, the school forms the amalgamation of two former primary schools, Ysgol Maelgwn and Ysgol Nant y Coed.

The newly established Community Primary School will teach pupils through either a Welsh First Language or Welsh Second Language/Bilingual Curriculum. The Dual Steam provision will be available for a capacity of 432 pupils as well as 60 Nursery places.

Llion Ellis, Head Teacher commented: “We at Ysgol Awel y Mynydd are extremely pleased with our new school and all of its high-tech elements. As staff, we are especially looking forward to seeing the smile this place will put on our pupils’ faces. They will be extremely excited, as are we. We are also excited for the future and how Ysgol Awel y Mynydd will be the heart of Llandudno Junction.”

Kasia Pugh, Improvement and Engagement Manager Commented: “Throughout the contract we have invested in the local community to provide added value to the project delivery. The children have been involved with the build throughout, with safety talks, activities and visits and we are confident they will enjoy their new learning environment.”

Matthew Nicholas, Project Manager commented: “The whole project team are pleased to have successfully delivered this challenging project to a delighted client. Working alongside Ainsley Gommon Architects and Conwy County Council, we have delivered a flag ship project both for the pupils and teachers, but also the wider community.”

Cllr Garffild Lewis, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Education said: “It’s important that we’ve been able to invest in this excellent school to allow the governors and staff to provide high quality education in new buildings that are fit for purpose.  I wish the staff and pupils all the very best in their new school.”