One good piece of news is the proposal going to RCT Cabinet (will it get passed? oh the excitement!) to provide a new Welsh Medium Primary school at Llanhari. There is a shortage of Welsh Medium places in RCT which is going to get worse if not addressed.
Whilst I am not wholly convinced by the idea of 3 to 19 schools, the extra provision is very welcome. It will hopefully also increase the number of pupils going to YG Llanhari as that is currently operating at levels which are unsustainable. It lost a huge number of pupils when the Welsh medium Secondary school in Bridgend was opened a few years ago. It has also suffered because the replacement school for YG Rhydfelen was built in the wrong place and has attracted pupils who may otherwise have gone to YG Llanhari.
It is time that the problem of Welsh Medium provision was taken seriously in RCT and there are some very welcome proposals in this report.