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Northgate Primary School

Northgate Primary School

EAL - English as an Additional Language 

Welcome....Witajcie....Laipni Ludzam....Ola....Sveiki Atvyke....Bienvenue


Northgate Primary School is a multicultural school. Nearly 25% of pupils come from different countries around the globe. We promote and celebrate diversity and recognise the positive impact another language can have on a child’s learning.

Our objectives are to encourage a whole school approach, where class teachers and learning support staff all work together to provide support, encouragement and understanding in every aspect of a pupil’s school life. Through careful assessment we identify the language needs of our EAL students and meet them through planned intervention and quality teaching.



At Northgate Primary School we celebrate the fact that many of our children speak more than one language. Some are from well-established communities, whilst others may be new to the language and culture of this country. In our school the teaching and learning, achievements, attitudes and well-being of all children are important. We encourage all children to achieve the highest possible standards. We do this through taking account of each child’s life experiences and needs.

Children who are learning English as an additional language (EAL) have skills and knowledge about language similar to monolingual English-speaking children. Their ability to participate in the full curriculum may be in advance of their communicative skills in English.


School Website Translation


We have an amazing new function on our school website which allows you to translate our website to your own language.

You can do this by clicking "language" button on the top right corner on the main school website , as shown on the picture below.


 EAL Useful Websites


You may find these websites useful to support your children with learning English. Please click on the links below


www.duolingo.com - The world's best way to learn a language 

With our free mobile app or web and a few minutes a day, everyone can Duolingo. Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science.




www.twinkl.co.uk-Primary Resources - KS2, KS1,Early Years (EYFS) KS3, KS4

Instant access to inspirational lesson plans, schemes of work, assessment, interactive activities, resource packs, PowerPoints, teaching ideas at Twinkl!



Storybooks-UK - GitHub Pages


Storybooks UK is designed specifically for teachers, parents, and community members. It makes 40 stories from the African Storybook available in English as well as the major immigrant and refugee languages of the UK, with stories in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Spanish, Tagalog,                                   and Urdu, among others.


britishcouncil.org-Free online games, songs, stories and activities for children


LearnEnglish Kids is brought to you by the British Council, the world's English teaching experts. We have lots of free online games, songs, stories and activities for children.



bbc.co.uk-BBC Bitesize

Bitesize is the BBC's free online study support resource for school-age pupils in the United Kingdom. It is designed to aid pupils in both schoolwork and, for older pupils, exams.




 Fun Facts

If you would like to know how to say ,,Hello,, in 15 different languages click on the link below

youtube.com-Hello Around the World.


EAL Policy (May 2021)

 Please click on the link below to view EAL Policy.

 EAL Policy May 2021

Our School 

At Northgate School we all smile in the same language.