Mandarin is a core feature of our curriculum programme.
In the Pre-Prep years (Pre-Nursery to Year 1), Mandarin is provided through a dual-language approach in the classroom. Each class will be led by a native English speaker, supported by at least one native Mandarin speaker Teaching Assistant. Our Nursery and Reception timetable also includes one dedicated Mandarin lesson per week, and one Mandarin story-time with our Mandarin Teaching specialist).
From Year 1, a daily Mandarin lesson (taught by a native Mandarin Teaching specialist) is included in the school day, and our children then graduate from this dual-language environment from Year 2 upwards, continuing with daily Mandarin as part of the core curriculum, streamed according to need.
French is introduced as a second learnt language from Year 3.