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Ethnicity/ EAL:

We assess all pupils on entry to the school and we carefully track the progress they make (by ethnicity/gender/SEN). Progress of EAL pupils is tracked by our EMA teacher and DH who oversees all admissions and initial assessments so that work is carefully matched to…

We assess all pupils on entry to the school and we carefully track the progress they make (by ethnicity/gender/SEN). Progress of EAL pupils is tracked by our EMA teacher and DH who oversees all admissions and initial assessments so that work is carefully matched to their needs and records kept enable class teachers to inform planning effectively.

  • 29 different languages spoken in our school.
  • 62% of our pupils have English as an additional language
  • 27 different ethnic groups.
  • 38% children speak English as a first language
  • Bengali (7%), and the remainder are from a range of ethnic groups represented in small numbers from
  • Many of these parents attend our ESOL 3 times a week and attend our new family learning initiatives, extended services at Mapledene, Our Children’s Centre.

This means that the percentage of pupils from minority ethnic groups is more than twice the National average and therefore the school works hard to be culturally inclusive (see IQM report April 2010). The school focuses on language acquisition and ensuring that pupils whose first language is not English have good access to the full curriculum (and that their parents/ carers have EAL support).

We are a multi-faith School

Christian 34%
Muslim 41%
Non religious households 23%
Other Religion 2%

Our main communities are white UK British (16%)Turkish (14%), Caribbean (14%), Black African (13%),the other 22 ethnic groups