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Cabinet to consider Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon objection report

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8 September 2021

Image of teacher and pupil at a desk with other pupils in the classroomPlans to gradually change the language category of a north Powys primary school to create a Welsh-medium school could be implemented if given the go-ahead by Cabinet later this month, the county council has said.

Powys County Council is proposing to alter the language provision at Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon in Trefeglwys 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 proposed change would be introduced on a phased basis, year-by-year, starting with Reception in September 2022. It 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.

Earlier this year, Cabinet gave the go-ahead for a statutory notice to be published formally proposing the change, which was published in June. During the statutory notice period, two objections were received.

On Tuesday, September 14, Cabinet will receive and consider the objection report and will be asked to approve the proposal to make a regulated alteration to alter the medium of instruction at Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon from dual-stream to Welsh-medium on a phased basis, year-by-year, starting with Reception in September 2022.

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."

To find out more about Welsh-medium education in Powys, visit Destination bilingual.

For more information about Transforming Education in Powys, visit Transforming Education.

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