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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.