Monmouthshire County Council is to survey parents and carers of children under the age of two to determine the future demand for Welsh-medium education.  This will allow the authority to plan for places in schools offering Welsh-medium education.

 Currently, the county has two primary schools offering education in the Welsh language.  These are Ysgol Y Fenni in Abergavenny and Ysgol Y Ffin in Caldicot.  Secondary school pupils attend Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw in Pontypool and the newly-opened Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed in Newport.

 The survey is available by logging onto http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/welshquestionnaire and is open to parents and carers of the county’s children who are aged two and under.  The closing date for the survey is Friday, 25th November.

 Monmouthshire’s cabinet member with responsibility for schools and learning, Councillor Liz Hacket Pain said: “I’d be very grateful if parents could indicate whether they wish Welsh-medium education for their children so we can ensure that there are a suitable number of Welsh-medium places to accommodate the interest.”

 For further information contact the School and Student Access Unit on 01633 644508 or email schoolandstudentaccessunit@monmouthshire.gov.uk