Bilingual primary school proposed for Harrow

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A group of parents and teachers plan to set up a new school to teach children a different language from an early age.

Parents can register their interest in a proposed Harrow Bilingual Primary School, which were announced last week.

Pupils at the proposed free school would be taught equally in English and one additional language, either French or Spanish.

Organisers say learning another language at a young age has been shown to have a wide range of beneficial effects on children's brain development.

The group behind the school hopes to open for its first Reception class next year with the plans supported by London Diocesan Board for Schools.

The new school would therefore have Church of England designation, but would have an open admission policy for the entire community.

Thosw interested in registering their interest in the school can do so clicking here.

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11:40am Tue 15 Apr 14

pedro24 says...

Sounds like a great idea. We need more schools in Harrow and I've heard the bilingual education is working well in other schools. The proposed school has a clear website too.
Sounds like a great idea. We need more schools in Harrow and I've heard the bilingual education is working well in other schools. The proposed school has a clear website too. pedro24
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12:31pm Tue 15 Apr 14

ProudDad2 says...

@pedro24, thanks - don't know why their website isn't mentioned in the main report, it has loads of good stuff on it
www.harrowbilingualp
rimary.co.uk

This is such a great idea! I really hope my children can go to this school!! I loved languages at school, but they don't teach them well at primary schools these days.

At least someone has recognised how important it is to focus on languages early on in their development, when kids' brains are like sponges - it's so much easier to learn a language when they are young, rather than when they're old or even in secondary school - it's too late!
@pedro24, thanks - don't know why their website isn't mentioned in the main report, it has loads of good stuff on it www.harrowbilingualp rimary.co.uk This is such a great idea! I really hope my children can go to this school!! I loved languages at school, but they don't teach them well at primary schools these days. At least someone has recognised how important it is to focus on languages early on in their development, when kids' brains are like sponges - it's so much easier to learn a language when they are young, rather than when they're old or even in secondary school - it's too late! ProudDad2
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2:49pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Mostofthetime says...

I've got friends whose children go to the Brighton Bilingual School. They say its great - children love it and are doing really well. It supposedly makes them pay more attention in Maths and all of the other subjects too. What a shame that my kids are too old to benefit from this. I'd definitely sign them up otherwise!
I've got friends whose children go to the Brighton Bilingual School. They say its great - children love it and are doing really well. It supposedly makes them pay more attention in Maths and all of the other subjects too. What a shame that my kids are too old to benefit from this. I'd definitely sign them up otherwise! Mostofthetime
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