More than 80 per cent of children aged 3 to 7 are making good progress in learning Welsh as a first language in Welsh-medium schools.
A report out today by education watchdog Estyn also reports standards in pupils' language, literacy and communication skills are similar to those in English-medium schools, and are in line with the expected level at that age.
The new report, Welsh in the Foundation Phase, considers standards in developing language in Welsh-medium schools taking into account whether pupils come from a Welsh-speaking home or not.
It also considers the balance between formal language development and informal activities which is a core part of the Foundation Phase approach to teaching and learning.
More top news
You could be forgiven for wondering where summer has got to over the next few days! Sunshine, showers and disappointing temperatures!
Stephen Kinnock has led a delegation of campaigners calling for a posthumous pardon for Dic Penderyn.
The latest figures show skin cancer numbers for people over 55 have almost tripled in the last 20 years.