As part of our 21st Schools Band B Programme, we’re investing £4.5m to redevelop Ysgol yr Hafod Bangor Road site, improving educational facilities for children and staff and uniting the school onto one site. Work includes the redevelopment of the old school house to accommodate the early years entitlement meaning the one site will accommodate all pupils aged 3 to 11.
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From Tuesday 1 March 2022, all age groups will be temporarily taught at the foundation phase site (Melyd Avenue) so work at the Bangor Road site can begin.
The site at Bangor Road will be handed over to our contractor and will be classed as a construction site-so there will be no access allowed.
Wynne Construction, are expected to start work on the Bangor Road side late March/early April.
The Victorian frontage on the Bangor Road site will be retained as part of the area’s heritage. Work is expected to last 52 weeks is set to be completed by April 2023.
Our Highways Department Road Safety Section have been working with Ysgol yr Hafod to ensure that traffic issues related to the redevelopment and re-location of pupils are kept to a minimum.
There are a number of measures in place to mitigate the parking concerns of local residents. This includes additional white H-bar road markings and we are also asking that during busy periods, please be mindful of our neighbours and avoid blocking driveways or parking in a way that disrupts traffic flow.
The School Crossing Patrol will be relocated to the foundation phase site for the duration of this period to assist the school staff during drop off and pick up times.
We encourage parents and guardians to walk children to school and we will be encouraging active travel for the next 12 months including dedicated walk to school days.
Due to limited staff parking at Melyd Avenue we are working with the school and Bowling Club to extend capacity.
As the project progresses we will be communicating on works at Bangor Road and additional parking measures agreed as part of the planning conditions.
We will provide the community with regular updates and timescales during the course of the project.
Wrexham Council Lead Member for Education Cllr Phil Wynn said: “This exciting development is just part of our ongoing commitment to update and improve facilities across the county for our young learners.”
Local councillor and Chair of Governors at Ysgol Yr Hafod, Cllr David A Bithell said: “On behalf of the School’s Governing Body I would like to thank the community for your patience and understanding as we work towards providing a fantastic hub for learning that will benefit generations to come”
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