Rucstall Primary School

A caring, fun loving, learning community

EAL (English as an Additional Language)

Celebrating many different languages at Rucstall Primary School

We are very fortunate at Rucstall Primary School to have a wealth of different languages spoken in our school.

At the moment, we have speakers of these languages!

  • Bulgarian
  • Polish
  • Tamil
  • Urdu
  • Nepali
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Italian
  • Cantonese
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Sinhala


At Rucstall Primary School, we have been recognised by Hampshire's EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service) for our work with pupils who have English as an Additional Language.

We are happy to share that we have been awarded the Bronze EAL Excellence Award.









Young Interpreters

These are children who have been chosen to support children when they first start at Rucstall Primary School to make their transition into school a smooth one, to be a friendly face and help interpret in the first few weeks.


EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Travellers Achievement Service)


Language of the Term

Each term, we shall be focusing on a different language spoken at Rucstall Primary School.

We believe that bi/multilingualism of our children and staff enriches our school and community.

We feel it is important that our children with English as an Additional Language have opportunities to share and use their home languages at school.

The children help to create the Language of the Term displays found in our community room, which is open for all to see.

We hope that by having an understanding of other languages will provoke interest and respect.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we have had to rethink how we continue to celebrate EAL at Rucstall Primary School.

Previously, we included celebrating Language of the Month at our collective worship time.

However, now we continue to celebrate and share the Language of the Month virtually in our classrooms.

Each month, we will discover and learn about a language spoken by pupils at school.

The following links will be shared with the whole school community.



Remote Education and Home Learning Information