Families with English as an additional language (EAL)
Over 50% of children at Malden Manor speak English as an Additional Language (EAL). Over 30 languages are spoken by children at the school, with highest numbers speaking Urdu, Korean, Arabic and Tamil.
A wide range of other languages are spoken by children in smaller numbers. Children with EAL at Malden Manor learn English alongside curriculum subjects, mainly in class, and usually make very good progress.
Children learning to speak English as an Additional Language are assessed for their needs in learning English when they begin at Malden Manor. When a child needs additional help in learning English, class teachers plan activities that enable children to become confident in speaking, reading and writing English in the classroom.