27 October 2022
A questionnaire that has been developed to help assess the possible demand for Welsh-medium education across East Radnorshire has had its deadline extended, the county council has said.
Powys County Council is investigating the viability of establishing Welsh-medium education in the current Llanfihangel Rhydithon C.P. School building in Dolau near Llandrindod Wells.
A key element of the work includes assessing the possible demand for Welsh-medium education across East Radnorshire.
To help with the assessment, the council launched a questionnaire last month (September) for parents of primary and pre-school aged pupils and those considering starting a family in the Llandrindod Wells, Knighton and Presteigne areas to complete.
The deadline for responses has now been extended until Sunday November 6.
Cllr Pete Roberts, Cabinet Member for a Learning Powys, said: “Since the launch of the questionnaire, the council has received a number of questions from non-Welsh speaking parents about the support they would have to help their child in Welsh-medium education.
“The council has a dedicated information page called Destination Bilingual which provides parents with the latest information about Welsh-medium education and the benefits of bilingualism which answers many of these questions.
“I would encourage parents to visit the Destination Bilingual information page so that they have all the information they need before completing our questionnaire.
“In light of these specific questions, we have taken the decision to extend the deadline so it ensures parents have the best opportunity to learn about Welsh-medium education before they submit their responses to our questionnaire.”
To find out more about Welsh-medium education in Powys, visit Destination bilingual.
To fill in the questionnaire visit www.haveyoursaypowys.wales/dolau-wm
Parents have until Sunday, November 6 to submit their responses.
Further information about the questionnaire is available by emailing [email protected]