Grove Park Road, Wrexham LL12 7AB 01978 311794
Information
  • Established 1950
  • Gender Mixed
  • Location Wrexham LL12 7AB Wales, UK
  • Principal Paul Croke
  • Type Further Education College
  • Vice principal Yale College
Yale College, Wrexham (Coleg Iâl) is a further education college in Wrexham, northeast Wales. Yale College, Wrexham (Coleg Iâl) is a Young Adult Community for people ages 16 years old and over. The history of Yale College can be summarised in three phases: Yale Grammar and Technical School, Yale Sixth Form, Yale College. It was founded in 1950 as a state school on a site at Crispin Lane and named after Elihu Yale, best known for being the prime benefactor of Yale University, and whose family name derives from the nearby Welsh commote of Iâl. In 1973, as part of the conversion of local schools to the comprehensive system, it was renamed as Yale Sixth Form College and the pupils re-located to other schools. The Crispin Lane site was incorporated into NEWI (now Glynd?r University) after the development of the Grove Park Campus.
Yale College is, officially, a bilingual college although the predominant language spoken is English. The College has a glossy student produced magazine, ZED, its own student staffed Radio Station, and is currently (Spring 2009) beginning to produce podcasts involving students taking part in multi-media courses.

A Levels
Access to Higher Education
Arts, Media, Music & Performing Arts
Business, Administration & Management
Construction & Building Services
Counselling, Advice & Guidance
Engineering & Electronics
English for non-English speakers
Foundation Studies
Hairdressing & Beauty Therapy
Campus
The Grove Park Campus has eight buildings, five of which are named after rivers in North Wales: Alun, Brenig, Clywedog, Dyfrdwy and Elwy. For convenience, these are always referred to as A, B, C, D and E Blocks. The shell of the Memorial Hospital now houses the Art and Multi-Media departments, as well as the College's own Gallery (which hosts visiting artists), and the Regional Print Centre. This is known as MAB (Memorial Arts Building) or more simply, M Block. The old Grove Park school is G Block. There is a two storey Foodcourt, which houses Café Iâl (the College Refectory), a "Lifestyle Bar" (Café) for staff and students, a Student Café, Common Room and the studio of Radio Yale.