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Welsh Medium Education

Thinking about Welsh medium education for your child?

We’re here to help you. Welsh medium education is available to every child here in Rhondda Cynon Taf. There are many added benefits to choosing a Welsh medium education, we’ve covered them in our handy guide for parents/guardians available to view here: Being Bilingual in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Being Bilingual

There are many benefits to being bilingual. Research has shown that children who speak two languages can be more versatile, more creative in their thinking and can find it easier to learn other languages. The benefits continue into adulthood as speaking more than one language is an additional skill to add to your CV and employers in Wales need bilingual workforces as services need to be offered bilingually.

Concerned that you are not a Welsh speaker?

Don’t be! There is no need to be worried as all our Welsh medium schools offer fantastic support to English speaking parents. The majority of parents who send their children to Welsh medium schools are English speaking, so they are used to this approach and you won’t be alone. The Being Bilingual booklet above discusses some other common concerns parents have.

Welsh medium schools in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Search for Welsh medium primary and secondary schools within your catchment area.

Welsh medium early years provision

The journey into a Welsh medium future can start before your child turns one. Our partners run a range of provision throughout Rhondda Cynon Taf:

Cymraeg for Kids

Weekly baby massage and yoga sessions, Welsh Rhyme Time, Cuppa & Chat Cymraeg and Me & My Baby course. For further information and to find your local setting, please visit the website through clicking the link above.

Cylch Ti a Fi

A parent and toddler group for children aged 0 – 2 where children play together, listen to Welsh stories and sing Welsh songs. For further information and to find your local setting, please visit the website through clicking the link above.

Cylch Meithrin

Nursery groups across Wales for children from the age of two until they start primary education. A number of these settings are situated on site of Welsh medium primary schools in RCT or are in close proximity. For further information and to find your nearest settings, please visit the website through clicking the link above.

Additional Support

There is a range of support, advice and information available on choosing a Welsh medium education, and there are a number of resources available to help support you in supporting your child through their Welsh education. Please visit our Being Bilingual booklet for further information and contact details.

Alternatively, you may wish to visit some of the websites listed below where more information on Welsh medium education and activities can be found.