News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales

Welsh Medium school places will be available from 2014 in Shotton

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Sep 20th, 2013.

Welsh Medium school places will be available from September 2014 for Nursery and Reception aged pupils for the first time in Shotton and Deeside, in response to public demand.


Welsh is taught as first language in Welsh medium schools, children wishing to join a Welsh medium school do not have to speak Welsh to attend if they are young enough to learn the language quickly.

The numbers of children in Welsh-medium schools has increased steadily in recent years as demand grows.

Parents and guardians with children who will be 3 or 4 years old by 31 August 2014 can apply for a place in a school nursery or reception class for September 2014.

Flintshire County Council has been working in partnership with Menter Iaith and Mudiad Meithrin and this extra provision for Welsh Medium education will be available from September 2014 in the building currently used by Shotton Infant School on Plymouth Street. It will be called:

Ysgol Croes Atti @ Glannau Dyfrdwy

Croes Atti Primary School @ Deeside

Councillor Chris Bithell, Cabinet Member for Education, said:

“This is a great opportunity for children in the Shotton and Deeside area to have the benefit of being fully bilingual in Welsh and English, by receiving a Welsh Medium education. Admissions to reception classes for next year open on 30 September, and close on 29 November. Parents applying for nursery places can apply from 6 January 2014. I would urge parents and guardians not to miss out on a place!”

To register your interest, find out more, and to get an admissions pack, please contact Flintshire County Council via the website at or contact the Lifelong Learning Department on 01352 704068/704019.

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