The purpose of this policy is to ensure that the “MFL” National Curriculum is taught in the most effective way throughout the school via a skills-based curriculum and topic themes. Studying a language at St. Paul’s provides children with skills that are essential for the modern world we live in.

As well as giving children the opportunity to learn a new language, it also helps to develop a broader outlook on the world, and intercultural understanding. Studying a new language also raises awareness of children’s own language(s), enriching their understanding and appreciation of both. Finally, learning a new language can help to boost children’s self-esteem and give them a real sense of having achieved something new.