First English-Mandarin bilingual free school to open

After recent comments from David Cameron suggesting more schools should look to teach Mandarin, the Independent is reporting that Britain’s first English-Mandarin bilingual primary school has been approved…

The Marco Polo Academy will open as a free school in the north London borough of Barnet.

At first, it will offer places to 52 children in two reception classes and then gradually build up to become a fully-fledged primary school. The proposal was put to the Department for Education by a group of racially diverse parents who include Chinese families.

The school’s website says: “Our aim is that each child will have a strong foundation for secondary education and a high level of competence in the two languages.”

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  1. inwte

    SchoolsImprove But what will happen at end of Yr6? New bilingual high school opening? #petprojects Don’t you just #lovethem? #gove

  2. inwte

    SchoolsImprove What will happen at end of Yr6? New bilingual high school opening? #petprojects Don’t you just #lovethem? #gove

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