Welcome to St Asaph VP Infant School
from Mrs Nicola Blythin, Headteacher
I have great pleasure in extending a warm welcome to the V.P. School website.
I fully understand how precious your child is to you. Their health, welfare and happiness is our utmost priority. As a school we endeavour to celebrate every child and ensure they reach their full potential during their time here.
May I take this opportunity to emphasise that you are always welcome to visit the school to discuss any aspects of school life and that 'my door is always open.'
'We love to learn and learn to love'
'Caru dysgu a dysgu i garu'
'We respect and care for each other, working as a community to grow in character
and try our best in everything we do'.
Co-operation – Respect – Care – Safety – Fairness – Possibilities
Our School and its history
St Asaph VP Church in Wales Controlled Infant School is situated in the Cathedral city of St Asaph in the beautiful Vale of Clwyd in North Wales.
Our school was founded by Thomas Vowler Short, who was Bishop of St Asaph between 1846–1870. He was responsible for establishing two Church schools of which the VP was one, built in 1863 at a cost of £1,800.
The original infant school was sited on what is now the Cathedral car park. Initially our school building accepted children aged 7-14 after they had completed their time at the Infant school. The schools were later combined into what is now the VP Infant School with children attending from ages 4-14 and later ages 4-11. In the 1970s it was decided to build a new Junior school on the Ashly Court estate and this was opened in 1977 which resulted in the VP School becoming an infant school for ages 3-7.
In November 2013 we celebrated 150 years of learning here at St Asaph VP Infants.
We presently have 111 children on roll in 4 classes.
Our Breakfast Club, After School Club and Holiday Club are all run by school staff and are well supported by the community. The Community Playgroup is also held here every school day for children of pre-school age.
A Language and Play group is also held here in the school hall every Monday between 11am and 12 noon which is very popular with parents both locally and from the outlying areas. There is no need to book these sessions, just come along. You will be made very welcome.