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We want your views on our proposals for a Welsh Language Education Bill.

How to respond

Consultation ends:
16 June 2023
Consultation launched:

Consultation description

We are consulting on proposals that will form the basis of a Welsh Language Education Bill. The Bill will take steps to enable all pupils in Wales to become confident Welsh speakers through the statutory education system. The main proposals include:

  • Reflecting the target of a million Welsh speakers in law
  • Creating a single Welsh language skills continuum to describe skill levels so that learners, teachers, parents and employers have a common understanding of the journey towards learning Welsh
  • Establishing a statutory system of categorising maintained schools according to language-medium
  • Over time, enhance Welsh language provision in maintained schools that are not already designated Welsh-medium schools
  • A requirement for the Welsh Ministers to create a statutory National Plan for the acquisition and learning of Welsh, and review it in each Senedd term
  • Reform how local authorities plan Welsh language provision in schools in order to meet targets set by the Welsh Ministers
  • Requirements on local authorities to proactively promote Welsh-medium education, including late immersion provision; and
  • Providing specialist support for schools with Welsh language learning

How to respond

Submit your comments by 16 June 2023, in any of the following ways:

Online form


Download the response form.

Complete and return to:

Cymraeg 2050 Division
Welsh Government
Cathays Park
CF10 3NQ