Ysgol Derwen Primary School
The school was founded in 1893 as a Church in Wales School sited in a building which still remains in the centre of the village. This building was vacated in 1971 as the number of pupils had outgrown it and a new building was built on the current school site. This ‘new’ building remained until 1996 when a combination of factors including insufficient permanent accommodation, serious building defects, and the gaining of grant maintained status, meant that a new building was necessary. The School completed a capital building programme in January 1996 to rebuild and extend the original premises which had replaced the original 19th Century School.
Situated near the edge of the village of Higher Kinnerton the School is at the heart of a vibrant and growing community on the Flintshire/Cheshire border. It is set in spacious grounds which include a sports field, 2 playgrounds, 2 Foundation Phase play areas with safety surfaces, and landscaped borders.
The building contains six classrooms, a nursery unit, a large glazed practical area (which includes a new kitchen area) surrounding a spacious hall, an ICT suite/reference library, an infant cloakroom/toilet block, a junior cloakroom/toilet block, kitchen, a study room, an administration suite and reception area.
The school’s popularity has meant that two new annexes have been added to the building .
The school is situated in the County of Flintshire with school funding delegated from Flintshire LEA.
The school accepts pupils from a wide area. Approximately 70% are from the immediate village with approximately 30% from outside the village.