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 will run from 27/09/2021 to 22/11/2021

We would love to hear your views on our draft Welsh in Education Strategic Plan.

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)

Have your say on the Welsh in Education Strategic Plan  

Other ways to have your say:

  • Use the proforma and email school.reorg@newport.gov.uk 
  • submit a response in writing to Education Transformation Officer, Room 425w, Civic Centre, Godfrey Road, Newport, NP20 4UR.

What happens next?

At the end of the consultation period, responses will inform any changes that will be made to the plan.

The Welsh Education Forum will agree the final draft plan in November 2021. At the end of the autumn term 2021 the plan will be taken to the council’s cabinet for approval.

The deadline for the formal submission of the plan to Welsh Government is before 31 January 2022.

Following this date the 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.