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Ethnicity/ EAL

We assess all pupils on entry to the school and we carefully track the progress they make

We assess all pupils on entry to the school and we carefully track the progress they make (by ethnicity/gender/SEN). Progress of EAL (English as an Additional Language) pupils is tracked by our EMA teacher and Deputy Head who oversees all admissions and initial assessments.  All work is carefully matched to need and records kept,  enabling class teachers to effectively plan lessons that include all children. In addition to the initial assessment , pupils who have English as an additional language are assessed twice a year using the DFE language fluency descriptors. A personalised or a group intervention programme is put in place to support the children who are identified as needing additional help.

Within our school community we are proud that:

  • 46 different languages are spoken at our school.
  • 58% of our pupils have English as an additional language
  • 35 different ethnic groups.
  • 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 significantly more than the National average reflecting the diverse community within which we live.  We are proud of to be a  culturally inclusive school and as a school prioritise language acquisition, ensuring that pupils whose first language is not English have full 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, Turkish, Caribbean and  Black African.