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Language Hub School

LanguageHubSchoolLawrence Sheriff School and Sidney Stringer Academy are excited and honoured to have been named by the Department for Education as Lead Hub Schools. The main aim of the programme is to increase the number of pupils who study languages to GCSE and beyond.

The ability to speak other languages is an asset for pupils, both professionally and personally. Research shows that there are clear educational, personal, cultural, social and career benefits in being able to communicate confidently in another language.

As a country, we need more and better language skills which add value and widen opportunities for individuals, communities and society.

The programme’s ethos is ‘Collaboration, Creativity and Collegiality’. Initially, we will work closely with colleagues from secondary Partner Schools to spread best practice ensuring high quality language education, deliver bespoke CPD and increase access to home, heritage and community languages. Primary schools will join the programme in the near future. There is also a specific drive to promote the study of German.

If you would like to become a Language Hub Partner School, please  fill out the for below:

Expression of Interest - Lead School Hub 2024

The programme is managed by the National Consortium for Languages Education (NCLE), the Goethe-Institut and the British Council.

You can find links to all of these organisations below.



British Council

Sidney Stringer Academy