Rucstall Primary School

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English as an Additional Language (EAL)

English as an Additional Language at Rucstall Primary School

Celebrating many different languages at our 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
  • Cantonese
  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Sinhala
  • Spanish
  • Hazagari
  • Lithuanian
  • Turkish
  • Russian
  • Yoruba
  • Shona
  • Kannada
  • Kurdish


Ar Rucstall Primary School, we have been recognised by Hampshire's EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Traveller Achievement Service) for our work with children who have English as an additional language.

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

Young Interpreters

Young Interpreters offer support to children new to our school by providing a friendly face and possibly helping with interpreting in the early transition days.


Online resources for children - stories, vocabulary, games and curriculum learning

EMTAS (Ethnic Minority and Traveller 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 school through our collective worship times.

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

We feel that it is important that our children with English as an additional language have the opportunity to share and use their home language at school.

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

Here are some of our Language Celebration assemblies.

Our EAL Handbook

Visual Parent/Carer guide to starting school

Remote Learning

Home Learning support with website links

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Helping your child to read

Using talk to promote language

Bell Foundation Parent/Carer guide to learning English

Bell Foundation guides about English Primary Schools