BBC News are reporting that Conservatives are claiming that a “disproportionate” number of Wales’ rural schools have closed in the past decade.
Figures show about 57% of closures since September 2006 were in the nine more rural council areas.
Conservative education spokesman Darren Millar said Labour was “letting down” rural communities with a “grim record”.
Ministers said they were developing plans to ensure rural schools were not “adversely affected by an over emphasis on surplus places”.
Earlier in July, Education Secretary Kirsty Williams told BBC Wales a new law to support rural education could be introduced.
An agreement between the Liberal Democrat AM and the Labour First Minister Carwyn Jones included a pledge to look at the impact of current policy on rural schools.
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