SCHOOLS in Denbighshire are facing "extreme financial cuts" with several support networks set to be axed, a letter from Denbighshire school headteachers has said.

In a letter to parents on behalf of The Headteachers of Denbighshire, schools are facing significant pressure with several on-site support networks set to be lost.

These include pastoral care and well-being, behaviour, mental health and learning support, as well as access to extra-curricular activities and opportunities.

The letter stated that headteachers would "fight with everything they have" to protect these services, and pleaded for help facing these challenges.

Excerpts from the letter stated: "All schools in Denbighshire are being forced to make extreme financial cuts.

"Every single child will be affected. Cuts to our budgets mean that our children will receive less support, less provision and fewer opportunities, and we have no choice but to do this; there is simply no money for us to carry on.

"Cuts to provision will negatively impact our children's present and future.

"Our local authority has done everything it can to protect our budgets and our children, but they simply can't do enough; they have no additional funds to give to our schools."

Several parents labelled the news "disgusting", with one person saying the council was "wasting money on pointless projects".