Many of our pupils (approximately 50% of the School community) speak languages other than English at home or with their extended families. Most of our EAL pupils are best described as ‘advanced bilingual learners’. They speak the English language well and develop early writing skills. However, knowing which children are exposed to other languages is really useful for our teachers, because it allows them to look out for potential gaps in vocabulary or grammatical knowledge and provide additional support, should it be required.
Language information also forms part of the census data that we are obliged to return.
Please spend some time answering the questions below so that we have an accurate picture of language distribution across the School currently.