Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Welsh Medium Education

On the 10th March 2009, Wrexham Council's Executive Board authorised officers to consult widely with interested parties on extending the Welsh medium education provision in the County Borough. This follows and extensive survey carried out in 2007 which indicated an increased demand for Welsh Medium Education...over 60% of the parents of children aged 0 to 3 expreseed an interest in educating their children through the medium of Welsh. The area with the greater demand was Gwersyllt/Summerhill and Llay. A group was established consisting of headteachers of existing Welsh schools, Local Authority officers, Governors and Councillors to explore options and it was their recommendations that was considered by the Board yesterday. Amongst the options being considered are:
1. Establishing a new Welsh school at an existing building owned by WCBC at Dodds Lane, Gwersyllt.
2. Providing a Welsh 'stream' at one of the existing English medium schools in Gwersyllt.
Interested parties who wish to inform this consultation should write to the Chief Learning and Achievement Officer, Children and Young People's Services, 16 Lord St, Wrexham, LL11 1LG.

1 comment:

Plaid Whitegate said...

The stats show there is enough demand in the Gwersyllt area to sustain a school of its own. At present 90 children a year are trying to get in to a reception class of 30 in Ysgol Plas Coch - many of those are from Gwersyllt and would naturally transfer to a new school within the village.
The added bonus in Gwersyllt is that there is a school building available.