Consultation for vllage school to become Welsh medium

Plans to start consultation to change the language category of a north Powys primary school will be considered by Cabinet next week, the county council has said.

Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon in Trefeglwys is a dual-stream school providing English-medium and Welsh-medium education for pupils aged four to 11.

Powys County Council is proposing to alter the school’s language provision so that eventually, it would become a Welsh-medium education setting. If passed it would be introduced on a phased basis, year-by-year, starting with the school’s Reception class in September 2022.

Pupils currently accessing English-medium provision at the school would be able to continue to access this provision until they leave school.

A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday will be asked to start consultation.

Council leader, Rosemarie Harris, said: “The number of English-medium pupils at Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon has decreased with currently less than 15 pupils in the English-medium stream. This is a challenge to the school in providing appropriate provision for them."

“I am recommending we start formal consultation on the proposal to change the language provision at Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon so that it starts it journey towards becoming a Welsh-medium education setting.”

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