The CILT Cymru Compact

 Pupils in Duffryn High School


As part of its International Education Programme, the Welsh government has provided funding to CILT Cymru to address issues of uptake in MFL at Key Stage 4.

We have therefore been working in partnership with 32 schools across Wales on individual Compact projects designed to raise pupils’ awareness of the usefulness of languages for future careers.

After a year of activity, over 62% Compact schools have succeeded in raising the number of pupils carrying on with MFL study into Key Stage 4.

Using a variety of strategies, all involving the commitment of the whole department and the support of a designated CILT Cymru language teaching adviser, schools have worked hard to impress upon pupils the value of continuing with languages.

The schools involved in the project are listed here. Click on the hyperlinks to see further information about individual projects.


Ysgol Gyfun Aberaeron;
Brecon High School;
Cwrt Sart Community Comprehensive School;
Ysgol Dyffryn Teifi;
Dylan Thomas Community School;
Ysgol Gyfun Y Strade;
Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron;
Ysgol Gyfun Ystalyfera

New Schools 2013-2014
Porthcawl Comprehensive School;
Ysgol Bro Dinefwr;
Pencoed Comprehensive School


Barry Comprehensive School;
Cantonian High School;
Cardinal Newman RC School;
Cowbridge Comprehensive School;
Cyfarthfa High School;
Ysgol Gyfun Cymer Rhondda:
Glyn Derw Federation;
Maesteg Comprehensive School

New Schools 2013-2014
Bishop of Llandaff CiW High School;
Llanishen High School:
St John Baptist RC High School:
Tonypandy Community College


Bassaleg School;
Caldicot School;
Ysgol Gyfun Cwm Rhymni;
Duffryn High School;
Fairwater High School;
Llanwern High School;
Rhymney Comprehensive School;
St Cenydd School;
West Monmouth School

New Schools 2013-2014
Abertillery Comprehensive School;
Bedwas Comprehensive School:
Blackwood Comprehensive School

NORTH WALES Consortium

Ysgol y Berwyn & Ysgol y Moelwyn;
Denbigh High School;
Ysgol Dyffryn Ogwen;
Elfed High School;
Prestatyn High School;
St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School;
Ysgol Syr Hugh Owen

New Schools 2013-2014
Ysgol Uwchradd Caergybi;
Ysgol John Bright:
Rhyl High School




Past Compact projects


The CILT Cymru Compact scheme was set up to involve schools in project work with CILT Cymru. The aim of these projects was to improve teaching and learning in MFL at KS3 thereby raising standards and uptake at KS4 and beyond. To date more than 70 schools across Wales have been involved in Compact projects. To view details and case studies please click here

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