Supporting pupils with English as an Additional Language

The William Hogarth School is committed to providing the best possible education for our pupils who speak English as additional language (EAL). Our Leader of Inclusion co-ordinates high quality provision, use of visuals, high quality resources and targeted materials for pupils in our school.  

Our pupils speak a wide range of languages and this is something which is nurtured and celebrated. We encourage parents and carers to become actively involved in the process of their child(ren) learning English. With this in mind, we welcome opportunities to meet with parents. We host regular EAL coffee mornings and school events which are valued by our families.


Our Inclusion Leader works alongside class teachers to ensure a smooth transition for EAL pupils into school life at The William Hogarth School. The inclusion team works closely with each child to monitor individual needs and ensure that they are able to access the school curriculum. All members of school staff are committed to providing ongoing support to our EAL pupils.

Moving Up

At the end of each year your child will meet the teacher that they will have for the next academic year.  To accommodate the needs of the school it may be necessary to change the class that your child is in between years.  This may mean that they will be with some children that they were not in the class with in the previous year.

Moving On

The School and Governors provide support to parents who are planning their child’s secondary education.  The children from the School go on to a wide range of local state and independent schools.  Parents of year 6 children will be given information on the secondary transfer procedures early in the Autumn term.  The Local Education Authority (Admissions) and the Headteacher are always willing to help parents and advise on up-to-date procedures and transitions.  The children are also supported  in school and through school visits from previous students.

Secondary admissions

Secondary School Transfer