Estates team working hard to ensure a safe return
February 17, 2021

Rydal Penrhos estates’ team have been incredibly busy making things safe ahead of a possible return to school for all pupils in the coming weeks.

Although the majority of Rydal Penrhos pupils are in the midst of another long period of remote learning due to Welsh Government restrictions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic, the school is looking forward to welcoming back Pre-Prep children following the half-term break for some much-missed face-to-face learning.

Hopefully, there will be further positive news regarding the rest of the Rydal Penrhos community in the not-too-distant future as COVID-19 cases continue to fall and vaccine distribution rises across the country.

In the meantime, the school’s hard-working estates team have been tirelessly dedicating themselves to ensuring everything is ready for a safe return to Rydal Penrhos when measures are lifted by the government. This has brought around some notable improvements on-site and the campus has never looked more refreshed and secure as it does at this juncture.

Estates Manager Richard Smith, together with his brilliant team, installed new security gates across the Senior School site, which is another substantial investment from Rydal Penrhos and enhances the safety of pupils when they are on school grounds.

Other areas are also getting a substantial makeover at both the Senior and Prep sites, with the grounds team attending to flowerbeds, trees, and lawns with their customary care and the results are eye-catching, to say the least.

In the hope we might see some sporting fixtures during the summer term, Rydal Penrhos has also invested heavily in the restoration and improvement of the school’s cricket wicket, which includes some lengthy work provided by 360 Groundcare during the initial stages of the project.

This is all in addition to making every single area of the site COVID-19 compliant, including regular fogging of classrooms and following the strict measures put in place by Education Minister Kirsty Williams.

Work that often gets overlooked, but it is a key component behind the scenes to the incredible success the school has generated in recent years.

It has been a trying time for everyone over the last year – one of unprecedented disruption – but parents can rest safe in the knowledge that Rydal Penrhos is do everything it possibly can to alleviate COVID-19 concerns when their children are in school, and we cannot wait to have them all back.

Well done to Mr Smith and his entire team for going above and beyond the call of duty and for all their amazing commitment.

  • 6 estates staff
  • We look after over 38 acres of land
  • We look after over 300 trees
  • And we plant 1000 plants each year


Anyone wishing to enquire about Rydal Penrhos School can do so by calling 01492 530155, email admissions@rydalpenrhos.com or register your interest online here: https://rydalpenrhos.com/admissions/apply-now.