Blaenau Gwent has one Welsh medium primary setting, Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Helyg in Blaina with another one opening in September 2023 as a seedling growth school in Tredegar for Nursery and Reception places. In Welsh medium education, Welsh is used for teaching the curriculum, however, both Welsh and English are taught as a subject. Welsh medium education immerses children in the Welsh language from the start.
Your child will speak Welsh in class and will be further encouraged to use Welsh when socialising and taking part in activities. This will provide them with more experience of Welsh in all aspects of life, improves the standard of their Welsh and ensures that they are fully bilingual.
All children who receive Welsh medium education will be able to transfer to Welsh medium secondary education regardless of the language used at home.