A THROUGH school welcomed the Welsh cabinet secretary for education on a tour of its classrooms and to learn about its special history.

St Brigid's School, Denbigh is celebrating its 80th anniversary as the first state school in Wales to provide primary, secondary and further education.

AM Kirsty Williams visited the school on July 18 to hear from teachers and pupils about the benefits of its framework, including the primary-secondary cross phase projects on its curriculum and how information about pupils' progress can be shared between teachers to provide consistent support.

The school also discussed its Catholic ethos and popular cadet force.

Mrs Williams was joined by Huw Hilditch-Roberts, Denbighshire County Council cabinet member for education and Gaynor Wood-Tickle, mayor of Denbigh.

Tony Hannigan, St Brigid's School chair of governors, said: "The Brigidine nuns who founded the school would be proud of how their Catholic ethos and dedication to education continues to this day and we were proud to show this to our guests."