Powys County Council aims to ensure that Welsh-medium education is available to all children whose parents/guardians wish them to receive their education through the medium of Welsh. You do not need to be able to speak Welsh for your child to be educated in Welsh – in fact, the majority of pupils who receive their education through the medium of Welsh come from non-Welsh speaking homes.
Welsh-medium education is available across Powys, and in all phases of education, from nursey, through primary and to secondary.
Bilingualism can bring many benefits to your child, and if you are considering Welsh-medium education, the council has produced a leaflet entitled ‘Have you considered Welsh-medium education for your child?’, which contains more information about Welsh-medium education. You can download a copy here.
At primary level Welsh is taught in all schools.
The best way to become totally fluent in the Welsh language is to attend a primary school that offers Welsh-medium provision. In Powys, Welsh-medium primary education is available at two different categories of schools, as defined by the Welsh Assembly Government:
In Welsh-medium schools or streams, children are taught solely through the medium of Welsh at Key Stage 1 (up to the age of 7). Welsh continues to be the main teaching medium at Key Stage 2 (ages 7 to 11), and English is introduced as a subject.
Welsh-medium education is available to all children who live in Powys, and if there is no Welsh-medium school or stream in the area where you live, Powys County Council will provide transport to the nearest Welsh-medium provision within Powys.
In all other primary schools in the county, Welsh is a foundation subject.
At the secondary stage Welsh is taught as a subject in all schools and in a number of schools it is used as a medium of instruction.
Although there are no Welsh-medium secondary schools in Powys, Welsh-medium secondary provision is provided in Welsh streams in a number of high schools across the county. Although the number of subjects taught through the medium of Welsh varies between secondary schools, the aim of Powys County Council and every secondary school that has a Welsh-medium stream is to teach all subjects offered on the curriculum through the medium of Welsh and English in every Key Stage, in order to ensure equal opportunity and equality of provision for all pupils in Powys.
In the Ystradgynlais area, Powys County Council provides transport out of county to Welsh-medium secondary provision at Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera.
|Ysgol y Bannau, Brecon||(01874) 622207|
|Ysgol Carno||(01686) 420209|
|Ysgol Dafydd Llwyd, Newtown||(01686) 622162|
|Ysgol Dyffryn Banw, Llangadfan||(01938) 820226|
|Ysgol Glantwymyn||(01650) 511394|
|Ysgol Gymraeg Dyffryn y Glowyr||(01639) 846060|
|Ysgol Llanbrynmair||(01650) 521339|
|Ysgol Llanerfyl||(01938) 820294|
|Ysgol Pennant, Pen-y-bont-fawr||(01691) 860326|
|Ysgol Pontrobert||(01938) 500394|
|Ardwyn Infants School, Welshpool||(01938) 552005|
|Builth Wells Primary School||(01982) 553600|
|Dôlafon Primary School, Llanwrtyd Wells||(01591) 610326|
|Dyffryn Trannon Primary School, Trefeglwys||(01686) 430644|
|Llanfair Caereinion Primary School||(01938) 810470|
|Llanfyllin Primary School||(01691) 648207|
|Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant Primary School||(01691) 780352|
|Machynlleth Primary School||(01654) 702386|
|Maesydre Primary School, Welshpool||(01938) 552971|
|Rhayader Primary School||(01597) 810288|
|Rhiw Bechan Primary School, Tregynon||(01686) 650303|
|Sennybridge Primary School||(01874) 636268|
|Trefonnen Primary School, Llandrindod Wells||(01597) 822190|
The Council is required by the Welsh Government to prepare a Welsh in Education Strategic Plan, to contribute to the implementation of the Welsh Government's Welsh Medium Education Strategy. The document sets out the Council's aim for Welsh medium education, and it is hoped that implementation of the plan will lead to an increase in Welsh medium provision in Powys, and an increase in the number of learners educated through the medium of Welsh. The document became operational on the 1st April 2012, however the Welsh Government will require us to review it on an annual basis, to report on progress and update the content as necessary.
You can download a copy of the document here:
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Welsh Language Board
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Twf - a project to encourage parents and prospective
parents to raise their children bilingually.