Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School

An exciting future for Blessed Edward Jones and Ysgol Mair/St Mary's


15th February 2017

 Dear Parents and Carers 

I am delighted to inform you that the public consultation for the new 3-16 Catholic School is officially open. This afternoon, pupils have received the relevant documents for parents and carers to enable you to: 

  • Fully understand the proposal

  • Recognise this unique 3-16 offer

  • Appreciate the next steps involved, and

  • Respond to the consultation

 An online version of the Formal Consultation Document can be found on the Denbighshire Council website - see below for a quick link to the required web page:

Click here for Formal Consultation Document

 Please take the time to read the document in full and respond within the time frames given. Please also read the letter from Mr Matthew Curtis, Chair of Governors.   In addition, please sign and return the slip below to confirm receipt of the consultation papers.



Yours sincerely




Dominic Tobin


New Catholic School consultation on Cabinet’s agenda
On 24th January, Members of Denbighshire’s Cabinet approved a formal consultation on proposals to create a brand new £23.8 million Catholic school in Rhyl, to replace the existing provision in the town.

This followed the agreement between the Diocese of Wrexham and Denbighshire County Council to progress an exciting new proposal - the proposed development of a brand new 3-16 Catholic school in the town of Rhyl. This will be progressed as part of the 21st Century Schools and Education Programme to be delivered in partnership with the Welsh Government.

The successful project will see the building of a new 3-16 Catholic School to replace Ysgol Mair/ St. Marys Catholic Primary and Blessed Edward Jones Catholic High School on the same site for 1st September 2019. 
The formal consultation will now take place from 15thFebruary until 30th March 2017 and a report outlining the findings will be presented to Cabinet before the summer.
The Diocese of Wrexham has confirmed its support to the project.
Councillor Eryl Williams, Denbighshire’s Cabinet Lead Member for Education said, “There have been very positive discussions with the Diocese of Wrexham and the schools to deliver this exciting project that would transform Catholic education for pupils in the Rhyl area.
The Bishop of Wrexham, the Rt. Rev’d Peter M. Brignall said, “I am delighted for what this new and exciting proposed venture would provide for those families wanting Catholic education and for the greater community that recognises its significant value in and to our society.”
Chair of Governors at Ysgol Mair, Gill Greenland said, "We welcome this wonderful and innovative opportunity for our children offering a common and nurturing ethos for all."
Chair of Governors at Blessed Edward Jones, Matthew Curtis said, “I look forward to leading our school community through this exciting time.  We will also do all we can to help shape the development of this project."

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