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School's language category to be changed

 
Created on 14/09/2021 @ 11:36
A local primary school will be transformed into a Welsh-medium category as part of plans by Powys County Council, despite objections.

The council's Cabinet today agreed to the change at Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon, Trefeglwys.
 
The council wants to change the language provision so that eventually it becomes a Welsh-medium education setting, ensuring that all pupils attending the school become fully bilingual in Welsh and English.
 
It is currently a dual-stream school providing English-medium and Welsh-medium education for pupils aged 4 to 11.
 
The Cabinet approved the proposal to make a regulated alteration to alter the medium of instruction from dual-stream to Welsh-medium on a phased basis after considering the objection report.
 
A statement said: "The change will be introduced on a phased basis, year-by-year, starting with Reception in September 2022. It will not affect those pupils already at the school – pupils currently accessing English-medium provision at the school would be able to continue to access this provision until they leave school."
 
Leader of Powys County Council, Cllr Rosemarie Harris, said: “Moving Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon along the language continuum will help us meet the aims and objectives within our Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys.
 
“It will also ensure that all pupils attending the school have the opportunity to become fully bilingual, fluent in both Welsh and English, therefore contributing to the Welsh Government’s aspiration to achieve a million Welsh speakers by 2050.”