Moving to north wales with 2 children, no welsh

(31 Posts)
Evbev Tue 19-Feb-13 13:14:40

Hi there, just wondering where to start. we are moving from ireland to the gwyned area and don't know where to start! No welsh whatsoever. Where is a good place to live there? We need good facilities such as tennis and shops within walking distance for our children.

MisForMumNotMaid Tue 26-Feb-13 12:33:34

Our local secondary in Denbighshire is bilingual with three streams for education. Welsh, bilingual or English. So if you pick Welsh all topics (except. English! Are through the medium of Welsh). If you pick English they're all through English except Welsh and billingual you have a welsh tutor and lessons are a mix.

Its sort of like three 'houses' so you are core educated with your house but then sports and assemblies are with all.

Evbev Mon 11-Mar-13 07:37:27

Thankyou MisForMumNotMaid!
What is the name of the school?

Evbev Sat 13-Apr-13 16:11:29

Would anyone know anything about Glasinfryn? Would it be a nice place to live? thinking it might be cheaper than Bangor.

Fairyegg Sun 14-Apr-13 22:37:01

Glasinfryn is nice evbev, lovely cycle track nearby, easy access to A55, not to far from Bangor. In catchment area for frairs secondary school and you would get a wide choice of primary schools to pick from. Not anything there in terms of a shop though I don't think. Caerhun and Minfordd are also nice and nearby and probably a bit cheaper than Bangor but not to far away either (hippo 123 in disguise).

Cyrli Sun 14-Apr-13 22:44:51

How old are the children and would you like them to be able to speak Welsh? Most parents with children in Welsh medium schools in Wales can't speak welsh. I live in Gwynedd if you want to ask about anywhere in particular.

Evbev Mon 15-Apr-13 16:32:22

thanks Fairyegg and Cyrli
the kids are 9 and 12. Cyrli.

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