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I am moving two of my children to Gwynedd and I need to find an. English led school

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Janepinno Tue 10-Jun-14 21:40:31

Next summer my daughter will be moving into year 10 and my son year 8. I will be moving them into a new area Gwynedd up to now I am really struggling finding an English led school. They do not speak a word of Welsh.The schools I have tried so far tell me they will be taught bilingual. This is a tough call as my daughter will be starting her GCSE. Can anybody advise please.

youbethemummylion Tue 10-Jun-14 21:47:31

I know someone who did this witha yr10 child. They apparently had no option but to sit their GCSEs in Welsh. She did do some months at some sort of language school to do some intensive Welsh lessons. To be absolutely honest its not something I would do. Could you home school or maybe afford private (if they teach in English?)

ErrolTheDragon Tue 10-Jun-14 22:01:24

know nothing about this but out of curiosity googled and found this thread which might give you some clues.

Good luck... hard to move a child at that stage even without the language issue.

admission Tue 10-Jun-14 22:46:23

All secondary schools in Gwynedd are bilingual and any pupils joining a secondary school without reasonable welsh will normally be given the opportunity to go to an intensive welsh language course.
If you definitely do want to be taught in english then you need to be thinking about Llandudno or east of there as the place to live. Even then they will be expected to have welsh language lessons.

Janepinno Wed 11-Jun-14 09:31:21

thanks to all for the messages back. I have found the Friars school Bangor teach through the Media of English. So waiting on to hear from them .

sighsloudly Thu 17-Nov-16 20:00:56

Hi janepinno we are thinking of sending our ds to friars how has yours settled? Does he like it?

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