A DENBIGH college is expanding and in six months time will be accepting students in year three and four.

Due to parental demand, Myddelton College will expand its preparatory school in September to the whole of Key Stage Two, pupils aged 7 to 11.

The college, which takes its name from the renowned Myddelton family who, dating back to the 15th century, were eminent figures in the history of Denbighshire and Wales, expects another 15 students to join their ranks.

A spokesperson for the school said: " This exciting development follows the excellent professional feedback we have recently received.

Denbighshire Free Press:

"As the second fastest growing independent schools in the country, we are extremely pleased with the development and are excited to grow the prep department.

"Our small class sizes allow students to benefit from a high teacher to pupil ratio and receive a personalised education.

"Our pupils are extremely lucky to benefit from the whole school family ethos at Myddelton.

"We fully encourage the integration of the Preparatory School into Myddelton College through the use of our House System.

"Students are assigned to Houses when they begin their journey at Myddelton College and will register, dine and compete within their House family throughout each year. This helps our students to integrate not only with their peers but also members of the school."

Students are taught languages, computing, music, drama, lab skills and sport by subject specialist teachers from the senior school.

The spokesperson added: "We also hope to deliver a forest school curriculum to the pupils joining us in Years 3 and 4 which will link with the Learning Through The Outdoors (LTTO) programme taught from year five upwards."