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Modern Foreign Languages

Languages in the Junior School consist of weekly lessons in French and Mandarin.  In Year 1 and Year 2, pupils learn to greet each other and to communicate using songs, rhymes and role plays.

The emphasis throughout is on promoting self-confidence when speaking, listening and reading in the foreign language. Writing skills are built up progressively as the children move through the Junior School MFL curriculum.

During the Summer Term of Year 5, pupils enjoy a five day residential visit to France, where they are immersed in the French language and culture.  A visit to a French school enables them to put their language skills to use in an informal and sociable environment.

Additional languages, such as Italian and Spanish, may be offered as extra-curricular clubs.


Visitors to St Gabriel's quickly recognise that this is no ordinary school. Parents are always impressed by the sense of purpose and enthusiasm of the talented, committed staff and the confidence of the extremely happy pupils. We offer girls the opportunity for a seamless journey from Nursery through to Sixth Form, with our boys leaving us at the age of 11 for their senior schools.

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