Welsh-medium Education in Swansea
Welsh-medium education has many advantages. Research shows that it is by far the best way to get children to be bilingual in both English and Welsh.
It is very useful as a skill in the workplace with the ability to speak Welsh being an essential or a desirable skill for a growing number of jobs.
The Welsh Government has also committed to developing a bilingual Wales through its Welsh-language strategy 'Cymraeg 2050' with a vision for reaching a million speakers by 2050.
Flying Start is a Welsh Government funded programme and is available in targeted areas supporting all families to give 0-3 year olds a 'Flying Start' in life.
The scheme aims to provide intensive support services for children aged 0-3 years old and their families. The focus of the programme is on promoting language, cognitive, social and emotional skills, physical development and the early identification of high needs: Flying Start.
Whatever language you speak at home, Welsh-medium education can give children additional skills and more opportunities for the future. So even if you don't speak Welsh yourself, why not consider Welsh-medium education for your child? There are 10 designated Welsh-medium primary schools in Swansea: Welsh medium primary schools.
Young people 11-18
Welsh-medium primaries feed into Welsh-medium secondary schools, where your child will study and sit exams in Welsh. There are two designated Welsh-medium secondary schools in Swansea: Welsh medium secondary schools.
16 and beyond (outside the school setting)
More than one in every five pupils in Wales now attends a Welsh-medium school. So, if you've studied in Welsh to date, how do you continue learning once you leave school?
The Welsh language at Gower College Swansea: Gower College/speaking Welsh.