Welsh-medium education provides opportunities for children and young people to achieve fluency in the Welsh language through studying a broad range of subjects and disciplines in Welsh. Your child’s English skills will also be developed in English lessons and through experiencing some aspects of the curriculum in English.

We maintain two Welsh-medium primary schools located in Abergavenny (Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni) and Caldicot (Ysgol Y ffin)

For secondary education, we have developed close links with neighbouring authorities, in particular Torfaen County Council with Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw. This means that Welsh-medium education is available at secondary level to the children within our county.  There will also be a new secondary school opening in Newport on the site of the current Duffryn secondary school for pupils living in the south of the county and attending Ysgol Y Ffin.

Children wishing to be educated through the medium of Welsh will receive free home-to-school transport to their nearest welsh medium establishment.

You can also find information and news about what’s happening in our primary schools by visiting the Monmouthshire grid for learning web site. For information about Welsh Language support, including help with Welsh homework, visit the Monmouthshire Family Information Service site.

A leaflet has been produced “bilingual from the start” to provide information to parents considering Welsh Medium Education.

More information about Welsh medium education in Wales can be found on the Welsh Government website. There is also a Facebook group where parents of children studying in one of our Welsh schools communicate.

Local Authorities are required to prepare and submit Welsh in Education Strategic Plans (WESP) for approval or modification by Welsh Ministers.  Monmouthshire’s WESP has been approved and a copy can be found below, the plan covers 3 year period and will be reviewed on an annual basis.  The plan sets out the councils vision for increasing demand for Welsh Medium Education and includes actions from 2014 – 2017.

Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni

Community primary school (age range 4 years to 11 years)

Mrs A Wiggins, Headteacher

Ysgol Gymraeg Y Fenni
St Davids Road

Phone: 01873 852388

Email: ysgolgymraegyfenni@monmouthshire.gov.uk


Admission number: 33

Capacity: 235

Ysgol Y Ffin

Community primary school (age range 4 years to 11 years)

Mr J Hallett, Acting Headteacher

Ysgol Y Ffin
Sandy Lane
NP26 4NA

Phone: 01291 420331

Email: ysgolyffinprimary@monmouthshire.gov.uk

Admission number: 25
Capacity: 180

Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw

Secondary school

Mr E Griffiths, Headteacher

Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw
Folly Road

Phone: 01495 750405

Email: head.ysgolgyfungwynllyw@torfaen.gov.uk

Admission number: 182


Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed

Secondary school

Mrs Rhian Wyn Dafydd

Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed

Rhodfa Brynglas



NP20 5QS

Tel: 01633 851614

Email: gwent.iscoed@newport.gov.uk