Pressure group calls for more Welsh schools

23rd April 2004 at 01:00
Almost half of parents in an area of Swansea want more Welsh-medium schools, a parents' pressure group has found.

Rhieni dros Addysg Gymraeg (Parents for Welsh-medium education) says the Government is failing to meet demand for Welsh-medium schools.

Menter Iaith Abertawe, the Welsh language body which carried out the research, questioned 108 parents in an area of Swansea where the nearest six primaries are English-medium schools.

It found even in the predominantly English-speaking area of Morriston, 49 per cent of parents would send their children to a Welsh-medium school if it was more accessible.

Of the people questioned 8 per cent already sent their children to a Welsh-medium school.

A Welsh Assembly spokesman said that providing Welsh-medium schools is the responsibility of the local education authority. He sainabud: "Swansea has, since 1997, opened two new Welsh-medium primary schools and a new secondary school. There are two Welsh medium primary schools available in the Morriston area, plus the large new secondary school which has considerable spare capacity."

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