English as an Additional Language


In our school more than 45 languages are spoken other than English. Approximately 25% of our students speak English as an additional language.

We offer:

  • Help and support  – egbi-lingual lists of key words, websites etc
  • Young Interpreters Scheme
  • Heritage Language GCSEs

Young Interpreter Project

A number of students have completed the Young Interpreter Project.  The pupils all have English as an Additional Language (EAL) and are now able to use their first language to help pupils and staff in the school community.  This may be with newly arrived pupils from a given country or when new EAL pupils and parents visit the school.  The current group of Young Interpreters speak Czech, Italian, Latvian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian and Tigrynian.

The pupils all received a certificate to recognise their success and will now be able to include this in their CV.