English as an Additional Language
EAL at Mission Grove
65.4% of children are EAL (English as an Additional Language) at Mission Grove. There are 51 languages spoken in school. The main languages, aside from English, are Urdu, Polish & Romanian.
Many children are bilingual and able to access the entire curriculum through English.
If children arrive at Mission Grove in EYFS/KS1 with no English they are immersed in a predominantly practical, visual curriculum so often learn the language quickly – receiving extra support as and when necessary.