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
  • Spanish
  • Hazagari


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 are able to offer support to new 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 possibly interpret in the first few weeks.


EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Travellers Achievement Service)


Languages we speak at Rucstall Primary School

This is when we focus on a different language spoken and festivals celebrated by other countries at Rucstall Primary School through our collective worship assemblies.

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.

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

Here are some of our Languages spoken at Rucstall Primary School assemblies.


Visual Parental Guide to starting at Rucstall Primary School

EAL Policy

Remote Education and Home Learning Information