Education through the Medium of Welsh

For parents/carers who prefer their children to be educated through the medium of the Welsh language, the Authority currently provides Welsh-medium Education at three Welsh Primary Schools situated in Cwmbran and Pontypool. These schools cater for demand throughout the County Borough.

Nursery provision is catered for at the Nursery Unit attached to Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran, Ysgol Bryn Onnen and Ysgol Panteg and at Cylch Meithrin Cwmbran and Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl.

Pupils of secondary-school age are catered for at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw which is situated in Pontypool. This school also has a 6th form.

Pupils attending a Welsh medium school will be provided with transport in accordance with the Authority's transport policy.

The names and addresses of the various Welsh schools and details of the Authority's transport policy in respect of welsh medium education can be found in the Parents / Carers Information Booklet on pages 87-90.

Councils have to submit a Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) for approval to Welsh Government. WESPs detail council and Welsh Government outcomes and targets for the development of Welsh Medium education. You can download a copy of the approved Torfaen Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2017-2020 here.

Last Modified: 16/04/2019
For more information contact:

School Admissions

Tel: 01495 766915

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