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Primary school plans likely to be approved

Created on 11/06/2021 @ 10:04
Plans to make a local primary school Welsh-medium only are likely to be given approval.

Powys County Council hasn't said what respondents to a seven week consultation about the plans for Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon at Trefeglwys said.

The council said it would move forward with the plans and its Cabinet would make a decision later this month.

The school is currently a dual-stream school providing English-medium and Welsh-medium education for pupils aged 4 to 11.

The council carried out a seven-week consultation during February and April 2021 and the findings of the consultation report will be considered by Cabinet on Tuesday, June 22.
Cabinet will also be asked to continue with the process to change Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon from a dual-stream school to a Welsh-medium school, which would be introduced on a phased basis, year-by-year, starting with Reception in September 2022.
The proposed change would 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: “We would like to thank all those who took part in the consultation exercise for this proposal. After considering all the consultation responses, the recommendation that I will be putting forward to Cabinet is to continue with the proposal by publishing the statutory notice formally proposing the change.
“In order to meet these aims and objectives within our Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys, we want to move Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon along the language continuum. This would 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.”