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Funding for growth in Welsh medium education welcomed

Posted on : 20 Sep 2018

Funding for growth in Welsh medium education welcomed
Funding for growth in Welsh medium education welcomed

Five Caerphilly county borough schools to benefit in £6 million funding programme.

The council has welcomed the news that five Welsh medium primary schools across Caerphilly county borough will benefit from over £6 million in Welsh Government funding, to support further growth in Welsh medium education across the area.

The funding, announced by Welsh Government on Wednesday 19th September, will see 41 projects across 16 local authority areas, Caerphilly county borough included, benefit, to the tune of £51 million.

Five Caerphilly county borough schools will benefit from the funding announcement:

  • Ysgol Penalltau in Hengoed - £730,935Ysgol Ifor Bach in Abertridwr - £497,230

  • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Bro Allta in Ystrad Mynach - £1,630,620

  • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Cwm Derwen in Oakdale - £1,620,620

  • Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Y Castell in Caerphilly - £1,648,495

The funding will be utilised to increase Welsh medium capacity at these schools, provide enhanced childcare provision, enhanced classroom facilities and allow for the removal of demountable classrooms from many of the sites.

Cabinet Member for Education and Achievement, Cllr Philippa Marsden welcomed the announcement, saying, “This significant funding will allow us to make significant improvements in the provision of Welsh medium education in Caerphilly county borough.

“As well as the physical enhancements that will be made to the school sites themselves, this funding will allow us to create an additional 200 Welsh medium school places for our young people to benefit from, so we warmly welcome this significant funding announcement from Welsh Government.

“It’s important to stress that this is a five year programme, but now that funding for these schemes has been approved we can consider the scheduling for these programmes of work in earnest”.



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