Pupils of all abilities are being given every opportunity to be equipped for life, even to personal care, as a result of strategic planning at a new flagship £20m+ ‘super school’.

Ysgol Bro Dinfewr replaces two former secondary schools in Carmarthenshire, and is part of the Welsh Government’s Schools Challenge Cymru. The new campus is providing bi-lingual education for up to 1200 pupils, and features a dedicated specialist resource for some 50 students with special educational needs.

Whitehead Building Services has fitted out two rooms in the SEN unit and one in the main campus building with fixtures supplied by Closomat to enable all pupils, regardless of their needs, to have access to appropriate toilet facilities, in compliance with current accessibility regulations.Thus, each of the hygiene suites features a wall-mounted, height-adjustable changing bench, height-adjustable washbasin, privacy screen and WC.

We are developing a vibrant learning community and providing the highest quality of education to our pupils. High standards are very important to us, not just in terms of examination performance, but in everything that we do. The hygiene facilities help ensure that pupils’ pastoral needs are addressed properly, and that our students are happy, and well cared for and supported.

Observed head teacher Julie Griffiths.

Closomat is Britain’s biggest manufacturer and supplier of toilet solutions for disabled and elderly people. The privately, family-owned company has over 50 years’ experience in delivering personal care equipment that delivers optimum dignity, hygiene and independence at home and away. The company has developed a range of equipment and support services that today meets every need, including height adjustable basins, and changing tables

Uniquely, the products are backed up by in-house support, from assessment of requirements, design of an accessible bathroom or washroom to legislative and budgetary requirements, installation and commissioning of equipment, and lifetime maintenance.