A new Welsh language school has opened in Wrexham. The community primary school for three to 11-year-olds is located on Delamere Avenue and will be known as Ysgol Bro Alun after its naming in February.

The long-awaited new school was proposed for Gwersyllt in January 2012. In May 2012 Welsh Government education minister Leighton Andrews gave the go-ahead for the £5.9m school with the government paying £4.1m towards the costs of its construction. Planning permission was granted in June 2012 after it was agreed a new Welsh medium school was needed to ease over-crowding. Building work on the new school by contractors Harry Fairclough began in July 2012 and completed in September 2013.

The new school will share a headteacher and governing body with Ysgol Plas Coch, seeing Osian Jones take the helm. Mr Jones said: “It’s very exciting, the parents have been here for an open day and are very impressed – The facilities are second to none.”

Each classroom of the school has direct access to external covered play and learning areas, which means pupils can go out come rain or shine. A&S Landscape were engaged by the local authority to design canopies for the school and taking in to consideration many factors and preferences designed 6 canopies based on the Motiva Cantilever range using Auto Cad, Solid Works and Google sketch up models to ensure the scheme would look and function as proposed.

Employed By leading builder Harry Fairclough A&S Landscape manufactured, supplied and installed the canopies boasting unbreakable polycarbonate, aluminium guttering, galvanised and PPC steel frames on time, in budget.