Gareth Davies, Member of the Senedd for the Vale of Clwyd, pressed First Minister Mark Drakeford on school infrastructure in Denbighshire. In his question, Gareth told the First Minister that Welsh Government support for deprived students is a step in the right direction, but there is plenty of work still to do.
Speaking on the matter, Gareth said:
''A key conduit, of course, to achieving free school meals and maximising the pupil deprivation grant, of course, is access to modern learning facilities, and ideally twenty-first century schools. In my constituency in the Vale of Clwyd, we’ve seen fantastic new facilities in the building of Rhyl High School, Christ the Word Catholic School, and, of course, the Welsh-medium school, Ysgol Glan Clwyd in St Asaph.
I had the pleasure to visit Denbigh High School and have an hour’s Q&A with some of the years 7 to 8, and together with Prestatyn High School, they’re begging out, and they have been for many years now, for twenty-first century schools funding because some of their facilities—classrooms, laboratories, and some of the communal areas—date back to the 1950s, and some of the areas just aren’t fit for modern use''.