A public meeting will be held on Wednesday as a community pulls together to save its school.

Ysgol Pontfadog is under threat as Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC) says it is "unsustainable".

However, residents say without it they will lose the beating heart of their village.

The meeting hosted by Glyntraian Community Council (GCC) at the Oliver Jones Hall in Dolywern, will call on as many people as possible to make their voices heard.

Emma Humphreys, chairman of the Parent Teacher Association, and a parent with children at Ysgol Pontfadog, told the Advertizer: "We want the public to come and support us.

"Without the school we are going to lose a big part of what makes the community in our village."

The meeting, which begins at 7pm, will provide an opportunity for those who haven't taken part in the consultation to do so.

It will also include an address from Councillor Trevor Bates, of the GCC.

Emma continued: "We can provide guidance for people who want to voice their objections to the closure about how to do it before May 22."

Ysgol Pontfadog, which has 18 pupils, is part of a federation with dual language Ysgol Cynddelw in Glyn Ceiriog, with 98 pupils, and Welsh medium Llanarmon DC in Llanarmon Dyffryn Ceiriog, with 24 pupils.

But it is the only school out of the three to be solely English-speaking.

The potential closure was first outlined by WCBC in July 2017 and was voted in by members of the Executive Board at the beginning of April. However, it was later revealed that a consultation document from the community council, which officers claimed arrived too late for the consultation earlier this year, should have been included.

Since then a statutory notice has been issued with May 22 the closing date for objections before it goes before the Executive Board on July 10.

Emma continued: "We are not giving up, we are going to continue and give this fight all that we can.

"We just need as many people to object as possible. It doesn't have to be one letter per household, everyone can write even children.

"We need WCBC to realise how these proposals are affecting the children, who are sitting exams at the moment and are worried about their school, but also the parents as well."

Letters of objection can be posted to The Head of Education, Wrexham County Borough Council, 3rd Floor, Lambpit Street, Wrexham, LL11 1AR or by emailing ceiriogvalleyconsultation@wrexham.gov.uk