Speaking another language is an essential practical skill for children growing up as global citizens in the 21st century.  At Northbourne, language teaching aims to enable pupils to start to express their ideas and thoughts in another language, and to understand and respond to its speakers.  Our language teaching also allows children to develop an international outlook and grow an enhanced understanding of the world and their place within it, as well as developing generic skills which will be essential to pupils when learning other languages throughout their time in school.

Currently, all pupils in Key Stage Two (Y3 – 6) are taught French, which supports them in their transition to their secondary schools.