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Moving to north wales with 2 children, no welsh

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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.

jadekeenan3 Fri 07-Nov-14 15:50:02

Hey, does anybody know good English-medium secondary schools? She is wanting to go sixthform in North Wales (She wants to live with her dad, previously lived with her mum in London). As she is 16 would it be too late for her to learn welsh as she knows none? She will live in Caernarfon and as far as I know Gwynedd doesnt have any, can anybody recommend any schools? Thanks.

hippo123 Fri 07-Nov-14 21:48:32

Ysgol Friars would be her only option really for a levels in English medium. It's a good school though, based in Bangor. Easy to get to on the bus. Or coleg menai does a wide range of courses including a levels, mainly based in Bangor and mainly though English. It's never to late to learn a second language and to be honest living in Caernarfon she may pick it up quite quickly especially if her dad speaks welsh. There's a load of courses she could go on if she wished to learn the language.

Marina17 Fri 26-Aug-16 12:40:26

I live in Porthmadog at the moment and thinking to move with 14 months old bb in Caernarfon or Bangor are. None of us is welsh speaking
Any areas to sugest pls???

allowlsthinkalot Wed 31-Aug-16 18:51:27

All schools will be Welsh medium there. But your LO will be fine. Plenty start with no Welsh and they are fluent very quickly.

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