Supporting our rich &

Diverse Community

Supporting our rich &

Diverse Community

Here at St. George’s we are proud to welcome families from a plethora of different cultures and backgrounds, and we greatly value the rich diversity it bestows on our school community. We have pupils from all around the world with 30 different languages spoken and, as such, support for EAL is a big part of our school.

For pupils who do not have English as their first language (EAL), we are committed to working with them to ensure they can achieve the level of English required for their studies and to fully integrate socially. EAL pupils will be supported in order to enable access to a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. English is best learnt through the curriculum and our EAL pupils are encouraged to play a full part in class activities.

Wherever possible, EAL pupils are integrated into mainstream lessons following the same curriculum as their peers, with adjustments and/or support provided within these lessons.

EAL support is provided by specialist EAL staff. Depending on their individual needs, pupils of any age can have 1:1 EAL support lessons, small group lessons, or join small group exam preparation classes to work towards IGCSEs, GCSEs, A-Levels or Level 3 BTEC qualifications. Additional provision for EAL is subject to further cost in addition to the school fees.

For more advanced or bilingual pupils, the ‘English for Academic Purposes’ (EAP) course is available. This course aims to develop the pupils’ academic vocabulary, writing, grammar, and higher-order reading skills to prepare them for the demands of both the GCSE and A-Level curricula.

Overseas pupils in Years 12 and 13 (Sixth Form) who wish to go on and study at university in the UK may also attend the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) exam preparation course.

Here at St. George’s we are proud to welcome families from a wealth of different cultures and backgrounds, and we greatly value the rich diversity of our school community. We have pupils from all around the world with 9 different languages spoken and, as such, support for EAL is a big part of our school.

We offer support for a wide range of EAL needs, from students who have just arrived in England with little or no understanding of the language, to those who are fluent at communicating verbally in English, but whose written expression is not at the same level as a native speaker.

We strive to help pupils improve their academic English so that they flourish in all areas of school life – academic, co-curricular, but also socially and in the wider community. We provide highly specialised and intensive tuition in 1:1 sessions, small groups or a combination of both which is tailored to each individual child. The EAL lessons focus on improving academic and social vocabulary, grammar, comprehension and writing skills.

Our aim is to ensure that the child’s transition into a senior school is smooth, and that our pupils are well prepared for dealing with demands of further education and thriving in a multi lingual society.

All around

The World!

All around

The World!

Our international students come to study at St George’s from all over the world, from European countries such as France, to as far afield as India. Regardless of a student’s first language, a warm welcome awaits you at St George’s – an independent school with a truly global outlook!

Our international students come to study at St George’s from all over the world, from European countries such as France, to as far afield as India. Regardless of a student’s first language, a warm welcome awaits you at St George’s – an independent school with a truly global outlook!

we have over

60

international students

from over

25

countries

speaking

30

different languages

supported by 

2

dedicated staff

To find out more about our provision for pupils with EAL please read our EAL policy.
To find out more about our provision for pupils with EAL please read our EAL policy.
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