We want our pupils to learn languages in a positive and encouraging environment where they master the rules of grammar and develop the confidence to communicate well in their chosen languages. As they progress we expect more intellectual rigour in the target language with the discussion of social and political issues, culminating in the Sixth Form in which culture, history and literature are discussed.

In Year 7 French, German and Spanish are taught in a carousel of the 3 languages. Pupils have made their choice of any 2 languages in Year 9. Pupils are offered opportunities to practise their language skills in context and learn more about other countries through a programme of courses and visits abroad.

Italian is offered as an extra-curricular class and can lead to a GCSE qualification.

Mandarin is offered through our partnership with Dragons in Europe.