TO GEAR up for its September opening, Rhyl’s new £23million faith school has launched its new uniform.
Christ the Word Catholic School will cater for 420 full time pupils aged three to 11 and 500 pupils aged 11-16.
The uniform design reflects the school logo and colours were inspired were by designs submitted by current Ysgol Mair and Blessed Edward Jones pupils.
The uniform will have common themes for all pupils with those in year seven and above wearing a blazer to recognise their progression to the upper school.
Gill Greenland, chair of Governors for the school, said: “We were keen to consult widely on ideas for the new uniform.
“We were delighted with the large response from parents to the questionnaire sent out and nearly 250 replies were received.
“We also had a great response from pupils at both schools where we discussed the options with the school councils.”
The school is funded in partnership by Denbighshire County Council and the Welsh Government through its 21st Century Schools Programme.
Mrs Greenland added: “We feel confident we have developed a uniform that reflects our identity.
“The Governors are also looking into other funding possibilities to assist families with the cost.
Cllr Huw Hilditch-Roberts, the council’s lead member for Education, Children and Young People, said: “It is great to see the progress at Christ the Word Catholic School reach yet another milestone with the launch of the school uniform.
“The fact that current pupils have been directly involved shows the kind of atmosphere that is being created at the school.”
“Supporting young people is a priority for the Council under our Corporate Plan and so far more than £90 million has been invested in Denbighshire’s schools which has seen more than 3,500 pupils benefit from improved facilities.”