English is a core academic area for our bilingual school. Regardless of a child's level of English on admission to the school, our aim is to support them to become fluent readers, writers and speakers of the language before they leave. To achieve this, our teachers follow the Cambridge Assessment International Education framework throughout the school and offer individualised programmes of study to ensure teaching meets the needs of each student.


The curriculum includes Cambridge Primary English and Cambridge Primary English as a Second Language (ESL). Both encourage a life-long enthusiasm for reading, writing and spoken communication. Cambridge Primary English is for learners who have English as a first language, while ESL empowers even the youngest learners to communicate confidently and effectively. Cambridge has based the curriculum on the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), used across the world to map learners' progress in English. Learners develop English skills in four areas: reading, writing, speaking, and listening. They learn how to communicate effectively and respond to a range of information, media, and texts to become confident communicators, enjoy reading a range of texts as their skills develop, able to apply all four skills effectively in everyday situations.