WREXHAM Council has brushed off claims that removal work at Ysgol Pontfadog was traumatising, after school equipment was removed while teaching was still ongoing.

Last week, parents of Ysgol Pontfadog pupils were left disgusted after their children’s final week of school was disrupted by removal work as the school prepared to close for good.

The Ceiriog Valley-based school closed its doors for the last time on July 19 after 110 years.

What was supposed to be a week of goodbyes and celebrations for the pupils was disrupted however, as removal workers on behalf of Wrexham County Borough Council (WCBC) were accused by pupils and parents of taking away furniture, including tables, from the classrooms throughout the final week while lessons were still ongoing.

The removal work left parents frustrated, with one describing the situation as traumatising for the children.

Ian Roberts, head of Education and Early Intervention for Wrexham Council said the council understands that the situation was difficult, but claims they did all they could to avoid disruption.

“The council recognises how difficult the closing of any school is for the attending pupils, their parents, staff and the community," said Mr Roberts.

"The school worked closely with the council to ensure that there was as little disruption as possible for the pupils during the last week of term.”