Plans for a consultation to decide whether a village school should deliver all its lessons in Welsh could be given the go-ahead next week.

Powys County Council is proposing to change Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon into a Welsh-medium education setting, which would mean that all the pupils would become bilingual.

The Trefeglwys school has seen the number of English-medium pupils decrease over recent years. Powys County Council leader Cllr Rosemarie Harris said providing appropriate provision for the pupils in the English stream was causing a challenge to the school.

"One of the aims in our Strategy for Transforming Education in Powys is to improve access to Welsh-medium provision across all key stages," Cllr Harris said.

"In order to meet these aims and objectives, we want to move Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon along the language continuum. This would ensure that all pupils attending the school have the opportunity to become fully bilingual, fluent in both Welsh and English, therefore contributing to the Welsh Government's aspiration to achieve a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

"I am recommending to Cabinet that we start formal consultation on the proposal to change the language provision at Ysgol Dyffryn Trannon so that it starts it journey towards becoming a Welsh-medium education setting."

If it goes ahead, the proposed change would be introduced on a phased basis, year-by-year, starting with the school's Reception class in September 2022.

Pupils currently in the English-medium stream would be able to continue to access this provision until they leave school.

Cabinet will be asked to start formal consultation on the proposal on Tuesday, January 26.