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Kensington Primary awarded GOLD EAL Quality Mark!

We are really pleased to announce that Kensington Primary have been awarded a GOLD EAL (English as an Additional Language) Quality Mark!

91% of Kensington’s pupils have EAL, but it is a huge range of EAL pupils. Around 70% are from South Asian backgrounds, but it is also a school with a very regular stream of new arrivals, including East European Roma with little or no prior experience of schooling and a lack of literacy in any language.

At the heart of Kensington is a new, carefully researched, distinctive and innovative curriculum. It has four key elements: health (physical and emotional), communication, culture and academic.

The school’s 2019 Key Stage 2 outcomes were well above the national averages for all pupils and EAL pupils, and pupils leave Kensington equipped to thrive in secondary school.

The assessor commented:

"The strapline on Kensington Primary School’s website is “Inspiring children for exciting futures.” The school does what it says on the tin. It inspires children and it inspired me too."

We are so proud of this accomplishment, and what it means both for the school and its community.