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Concern over 'reduced-Welsh in our school'

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 15:19 UK time, Monday, 4 June 2007

The apparent reduced amount of Welsh being taught at English-medium Denbigh High School is causing a massive debate in the town.

In fact, weekly newspaper the has received plenty of opinions from community leaders, parents and other contributors to its letters pages.

Among them is the Letter of the Week in which one contributor writes under the headline 'School's anti-Welsh policy saddens me'.

Meanwhile, there are lots more views submitted via the newspaper's Letters page.

Retired deputy head Einir Owen started the debate, claiming the school is failing to promote Welsh. But the level of Welsh taught at Key Stage Three and in the sixth form has not been cut, according to new headteacher Alison Duncan - but there has been minor reduction at Key Stage Four due to budget pressures, she told the Free Press.

This was always going to be a contentious issue - and one which is raised time and again on our site [Welsh language debate ] regarding the amount of time spent teaching / learning Welsh in English-medium secondary schools.

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