Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2022-2032

As part of the Cymraeg 2050 initiative, the Welsh Government wants to have 1 million Welsh speakers in Wales by 2050

To meet this target the council wants to increase the number of pupils who learn through the medium of Welsh.

The council is currently consulting on a new Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (2022-2032) which, if approved, will come into force in September 2022.

The 10 year plan is ambitious and demonstrates Newport’s commitment to expanding and embedding use of the Welsh language across the city.


Consultation ran from 27/09/2021 to 22/11/2021

The consultation documents can be downloaded below:

View the Welsh in Education Strategic Plan 2022-2032 (pdf)

View the shortened version of the plan which is also suitable for children and young people (pdf)

View the executive summary (pdf)

View the Fairness and Equality Impact Assessment (pdf)

Consultation report

The responses to the consultation were reviewed and have been summarised into a consultation report and has informed minor changes to the document.

What happens next?

The plan was taken to the Council’s cabinet and approved in January 2022.

The plan was formally submitted to Welsh Government in January 2022.

The council are currently awaiting feedback and Welsh Ministers may:

  • approve the plan as submitted,
  • approve the plan with modifications, or
  • reject the plan and prepare another plan which will then be treated as the authority’s approved plan.

The approved plan will run from September 2022 until August 2032.

For queries email school.reorg@newport.gov.uk or call 01633 656656 and ask for the Education Transformation Officer.