A CONSULTATION has been launched on proposals to increase the capacity at Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn in Denbigh, which caters for pupils with Autism Spectrum Condition from the ages of three to 19.

They include consolidating Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn into one new site and increasing the school's capacity to accommodate up to 220 pupils.

Denbighshire County Council’s proposals could be part of the next wave of school investment projects through the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme, previously the 21st Century Schools and Colleges Programme.

The project will be subject to approval by the council and the Welsh Government of the business case, together with planning approval.

The consultation is open until June 27.

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Geraint Davies, the council’s head of education, said: “The proposal will see all pupils and staff come together in a brand new purpose-built facility that will ensure the school has a flexible learning environment to enable it to deliver the changing curriculum requirements to meet the needs of the pupils and help them to reach their full potential.

“We have been working closely with the school and stakeholders to come up with these proposals which, if approved, will see significant investment in the school.

“We believe that demand for places in special schools like Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn is likely to increase over the coming years and this project will ensure there are increased spaces at the school.


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“This project is a high priority for the council and another example of Denbighshire’s commitment to invest in education facilities and is part of our work to make sure every young person has the best possible start in life.

“We are encouraging stakeholders, parents and carers and pupils to take part in the consultation.”

Ysgol Plas Brondyffryn is currently set out over four sites and the proposals are to build a new site on the playing fields at Denbigh High School, which will replace the three school buildings currently located at Ty'n y Fron, Park Street and Ty'r Ysgol, with pupils continuing to access the existing residential provision at Gerddi Glasfryn.

As part of the proposal, Denbighshire County Council appointed Wates Construction to undertake phase 1 of the project design of the new building.

People can take part in the consultation by visiting https://countyconversation.denbighshire.gov.uk/project/680