Learning Welsh in Newport

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Newport City Council encourages people of all ages across the city to live, learn and work through the medium of Welsh.

Whatever your age and ability there is an opportunity to learn through the medium of Welsh in Newport at any stage of life. 

Menter Iaith Casnewydd runs events for Welsh speakers and learners with the aim of increasing the use of Welsh by children and adults across Newport.  

Early years

Mudiad Meithrin provide Welsh-medium early years care and education across Newport ranging from Cylch Ti a Fi (baby and toddler groups), Cylchoedd Meithrin (playgroups), day nurseries, and flying start groups.

Find your nearest group in Newport 

Schools

Parents and carers may express a wish to send their child to a Welsh language school although this does not mean that a place at the first preference school is guaranteed. 

You do not have to be Welsh speaking to choose education in Welsh for your child.

Read about applying for a school place in Newport 

Children 4-11

Newport City Council maintains three Welsh-medium primary schools across the city.  

Young people 11-18

Newport’s first Welsh-medium secondary school, Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed, opened 1 September 2016 at a temporary location for year 7 pupils.

The school will move to its permanent site in September 2018 and will expand each year until it is fully operational. 

Read about Welsh-medium education in Newport

Visit the Ysgol Gyfun Gwent Is Coed website.  

Post-16

Some modules of selected courses can be studied bilingually at Coleg Gwent.

The college also offers opportunities to study Welsh as a second language, Welsh language and bilingual study support through HWB Cymraeg and social activities through Clwb Cymraeg. 

Adults

Coleg Gwent offers Welsh for Adults courses for all stages of learning and ability.  

The University of South Wales offers a number of courses for study in Welsh.