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WELSH MEDIUM AND BILINGUAL SCHOOLS DOMINATE BEST SCHOOLS IN WALES GUIDE.


The Top secondary school in Wales is Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron a bilingual school in Ceredigion.

Top 5 in Wales see two bilingual schools and two Welsh medium schools in top 5.

Top 2 schools in Cardiff are Welsh medium schools, Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Plasmawr.

Top 2 schools in Swansea are also Welsh medium schools, Ysgol Gyfun Gwyr and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bryn Tawe.

The top school in Caerphilly County Borough is also a Welsh medium school, Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni and this trend of Welsh medium schools coming out on top is repeated in the Vale of Glamorgan where Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg is the top school.

In Gwynedd the top 5 are all Welsh medium schools.
In Anglesey the top 4 are bilingual schools with 5th place going to an English medium school with significant use of Welsh.

In Carmarthenshire 3 bilingual schools make up 3 of the top 5 places including 1st and 2nd, with an English medium school with significant use of Welsh also in the top 5.
In Ceredigion 4 of the top 5 places are filled by bilingual schools including the top school in Wales Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron.

In Denbighshire we also see more success for bilingual and Welsh medium schools with the top 2 schools being bilingual and in 3rd Welsh medium school Ysgol Uwchradd Glan Clwyd.

Conwy has a bilingual school at number 2 and a Welsh medium school at number 3, Ysgol Dyffryn Conwy and Ysgol Y Creuddyn. Rhondda Cynon Taff top 5 also see two Welsh medium schools in the top 5 with Ysgol Gyfun Rhydywaun at number 3 and Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda at number 5.

Powys has two Welsh medium schools in the top 5 and also at number 1 is Llanidloes High school which is classified as an English medium school but with significant use of Welsh.


Welsh medium schools also make up part of the top 5 in highly anglicised areas namely Wrexham, Bridgend Torfaen and Neath Port Talbot, with each having a Welsh medium school in the top 5.
Please note that Merthyr Tydfil, Monmouth, Newport and Blaenau Gwent currently have no Welsh medium or bilingual secondary schools in their areas and Flintshire has just one, Ysgol Maes Garmon.

Looking at these results we can again see that Welsh medium schools and bilingual schools (in the West of Wales) are performing and are successful, we can clearly see why especially in the South East of Wales why Welsh medium school places are in high demand. Of interest to this, Newport are currently in the process of planning their first ever Welsh medium secondary school in the city.

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/wales-schools-guide-top-state-7550383




Data is thanks to Deunyddiau i ddysgwyr

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