Posted: Tue 1st Mar 2022

Welsh Government backs plans for new £5.6 million Welsh-medium primary school in Flintshire

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Mar 1st, 2022

The Welsh Government has announced plans for a new £5.6 million Welsh-medium primary school in Flintshire.

To mark St David’s Day, Education and Welsh Language Minister Jeremy Miles has announced 11 new capital projects to support the growth of the Welsh language.

The naming of the projects follows a bidding process which will now see them proceed to the next stage of the business case process and apply for funding from the Welsh-medium Capital Grant, totalling over £30 million, following the announcement of the funding last year.

The funding is aimed at increasing capacity in Welsh-medium schools, establishing new Welsh-medium provision and supporting early language immersion as well as helping learners of all ages improve their skills and confidence in Welsh.

The projects will be within nine local authority areas across Wales:

  • Bridgend
  • Cardiff
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Conwy
  • Flintshire
  • Gwynedd
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Wrexham

The plans include a new Welsh-medium primary in Mynydd Isa with capacity for 150 full-time pupils, as well as 30 nursery and 30 early years’ places, as well as Welsh-language immersion activities and adult learning to support the Welsh-medium start up provision.

The project will now proceed to the next stage of the business case process and apply for funding from the Welsh-medium Capital Grant are as follows:

Jeremy Miles, the Minister for Education and Welsh Language, said:

“Widening opportunities to access Welsh-medium education is absolutely central to growing our language and using Welsh more in our day-to-day lives.

“This investment will help meet the demand for Welsh-medium education by increasing capacity in schools and supporting the increase in Welsh-language immersion. The investment will complement our plans to increase the number of Welsh-medium teachers and develop the Welsh language skills of staff in English-medium schools.

“Creating opportunities to use Welsh outside the classroom is also important, whether competitively in the arts or sports, or just visiting the Eisteddfod.  I’m therefore pleased to support the Urdd next year with continuing its fantastic work in opening up a wide range of opportunities for young people.

“All of these activities will help us achieve our goal of a million Welsh speakers and doubling the daily use of Welsh by 2050.”

 

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