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Jun 20, 2013

The first Welsh-medium overspill

When the first Welsh-medium secondary school was established in Rhyl in 1956, it soon outgrew its space ...
Category: General
Posted by: RhodriClark

in a former primary school, so Ysgol Glan Clwyd moved to the former grammar school in St Asaph. And guess what? Pupil numbers outgrew that site too. The youngest children were taught at the former army camp at Bodelwyddan, several kilometres away, until a new Welsh school near Colwyn Bay eased the pressure. This became a familiar story in various parts of Wales as education authorities were surprised or annoyed by the rapid growth in demand for schooling through Welsh. To read the pioneering story of Ysgol Glan Clwyd, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes by the Theatr Elwy entrance to the school site. Or click here. A dyma'r stori yn Gymraeg.