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Have your say on Welsh medium education provision in Pembs

If you’d like to help shape Welsh medium provision in Pembrokeshire’s schools over the next decade, then now’s your chance to put your views forward. 

A consultation has been launched by Pembrokeshire County Council as part of its new ten-year Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP).

Among the subjects up for discussion in the consultation are

·         * if our remaining dual-stream schools in Pembrokeshire should be converted to Welsh-medium

·         * whether changes are needed to the catchment areas for Welsh primary schools in Pembrokeshire

·         * whether another Welsh secondary school in the county would be a good idea

The closing date for the consultation has been extended to 20 August 2021.

Cllr. Cris Tomos, Cabinet Member for the Environment, Public Protection and the Welsh Language, said that the Council needed to hear the public’s views in relation to ensuring that Welsh medium provision is accessible to all.

“We are conscious that in certain areas of Pembrokeshire, not all families can access Welsh medium education currently.  We also need to look at the means by which we change our remaining Dual Stream schools to become Welsh medium,” he said.

Cllr Guy Woodham, Cabinet Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, encouraged everyone with an interest in the language to participate in the consultation.

“We are very proud of our achievements in Pembrokeshire to date, but recognise there is much more to do, and we'd very much welcome comments and observations from all those who are interested in how we improve Welsh medium provision over the next ten years,” he said.

·         To take part in the consultation, please click on haveyoursay.pembrokeshire.gov.uk

The consultation will be live until 20 August 2021.


ID: 7999, revised 22/07/2021