English as an Additional Language

The EAL department supports children in becoming proficient English language users in order to develop socially, and achieve academic success across all areas of the curriculum.

All children for whom English is not their mother-tongue are required to take a language assessment before admission to the school. A decision is then made as to whether they have sufficient communication skills to enter the school and if so as to whether additional EAL support is required.

The progress of the children is continually monitored and assessed. Once the children reach a level of English proficiency whereby they no longer need extra EAL support they then exit the program.