PRESENT and future pupils in Llanrhaeadr are set to benefit from extension and renovation work at their primary school "for years to come".

A new classroom and toilets have been built at Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch in the village on the outskirts of Denbigh while its existing classrooms received a more modern renovation.

DCC said it made the £120,000 for the scheme available by reducing the use of temporary teaching accomodation in Denbighshire.

It appointed Denbigh-based firm Adever Construction as the contractor to carry out the work.

Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, DCC's lead member for education, children and young people, and a former pupil at the school, said: “As one of the first pupils to attend the school back in 1987, I can see how these improved facilities will give pupils a better learning experience.

“This work really shows our commitment to this school and how it has grown over the years.

“Ensuring young people in Denbighshire have the best start in life is one of our priorities and this work compliments the investment we have made in building new schools throughout the county.”

The project is in addition to the '21st Century Schools Programme' funded by DCC and the Welsh Government, which has provided an extension and refurbishment of Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St Asaph, the new joint site for Rhos Street School and Ysgol Pen Barras in Ruthin and the refurbishment at Ysgol Bro Dyfrdwy, Cynwyd.

Sian Griffiths, acting headteacher at Ysgol Bro Cinmeirch, said: “The school and governing body are very pleased with the improvements.

“The works provide pupils with an improved learning environment, which the students will benefit from for years to come."