Welsh medium education: 11 to 18 years old

Welsh medium secondary education is available within a reasonable distance of every home in Denbighshire. Any child can follow a smooth path to Welsh medium education in secondary school. 

We will provide free transport for your child to travel to your nearest school that offers Welsh medium education if you live over two miles away from it. 

Why choose Welsh medium education?

It is important that your child continues to study through the medium of Welsh from primary through to secondary and take advantages of the many benefits of being a bilingual learner.

It is widely acknowledged that children who have two languages tend to perform better in tests and examinations.

Evidence: Positively Plurilingual (external website)

The key for young people to be equally confident in Welsh and in English is for them to continue with Welsh medium education after leaving primary school.

Welsh is very useful as a skill in the workplace with the ability to speak Welsh being an essential or a desirable skill for a growing number of jobs.

Secondary Immersion Scheme in Denbighshire

If learners have not received Welsh primary education, it is not too late to receive secondary education through the medium of Welsh.

In the north of the county, Ysgol Glan Clwyd is a Welsh medium secondary school which accepts pupils to year 7, who have not received Welsh-language education in primary school.

During their time at the secondary school, the learners will be taught by a number of teachers who will pay close attention to developing the learners' Welsh skills, so that they become fluent in the language in a short period of time.

Get information about the scheme that helps learners who have not received Welsh primary education, to receive secondary education through the medium of Welsh.

Welsh medium secondary schools

St Asaph

Ysgol Glan Clwyd

Welsh streams in dual language schools


Ysgol Dinas Brân


Ysgol Brynhyfryd

Applying for a school place

Please visit our secondary school places page for information about applying for a secondary school place:

Secondary school places