Arrangements for Ysgol Ardudwy following recent storm damage

Date: 08/03/2018

Following significant damage to the roofs of the Ysgol Ardudwy buildings in Harlech during the recent storm, emergency work has been carried out over recent days to ensure that education continues for the pupils.

Due to the damage, essential work to make the site safe and repair work, it will not be possible to re-open the school building until after the Easter holidays. However, in the meantime, the school and Gwynedd Council have been working together to put alternative arrangements in place, prioritising the Year 10 an 11 pupils who will be sitting external examinations.

Work has been set by the school for these pupils this week and from Monday, 12 March the Year 10 and 11 pupils will be temporarily re-located to the old library building and youth club in Harlech and Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor (Dolgellau) for the next two weeks. The school will be contacting all parents tomorrow (Friday) to provide full details of the arrangements. Further work is being undertaken to ensure arrangements for Years 7-9 pupils.

Following the storm that damaged large parts of the Ysgol Ardudwy roof last week, considerable work has been carried out to assess the damage and to plan for the work to repair the roof. Detailed assessment confirmed that the site remains unsafe and that significant work is required before the school building can re-open. 

The first aim will be to stabilise the roof to ensure that it is made safe, to re-open the building and re-roof each section in turn.