WREXHAM schools are to receive an £8.5m boost for much-needed building improvements over the next two years.
And Wrexham Council has now revealed which schools will benefit from the cash injection plan which was unveiled by the Welsh Assembly last year.
The money will be used to modernise and improve existing school buildings in the town and also to create two new primary schools.
Council chiefs said Coedpoeth primary school, the two primary schools in Rhos and the two super-schools, Ysgol Clywedog and Rhosnesni High, will benefit most.
The Rhos schools will receive £4.2m and more than £3m will be spent on Coedpoeth primary school within the next two years.
Ysgol Dinas Brân in Llangollen and Ysgol Brynhyfryd, Ruthin, will receive £900,000 over the next two years to improve dining facilities.
Headteacher of Ysgol Hooson in Rhos, Richard Jones, said he was delighted with the news.
He said: 'This money is long overdue. At the moment we are sharing a building with another school and pupils are being taught in mobile classrooms.
'It's not fair on staff and pupils at either school.
We are the only Welsh medium school in our area and to be sharing a site with another school is just a disgrace but hopefully now all that will change.'
He added: 'We started out in 1980 with 30 pupils and now we have almost 300, so hope-fully this money will be used to extend our school to improve facilities for pupils. We are all looking forward to the future.'
Clwyd South AM Karen Sinclair welcomed the boost to schools in her constituency.
She said: 'This massive cash injection for our schools is a fantastic tribute to the hard work of the Labour council in Wrexham, which has pushed so hard for these improvements.
'Labour in the Assembly is committed to ensuring our children learn in the best possible environments.
'This is part of the Assembly Government's plan to spend more than £1bn on school buildings by 2010.'