Harrow Bilingual Primary School - a new free school

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sfernandes Tue 11-Mar-14 16:27:46

A volunteer teacher/parent group is currently establishing the Harrow Bilingual Primary School, a FREE bilingual primary school with a Christian Ethos in Harrow, North West London, with planned opening in September 2015. The location above is not the final location, as this will only be established once approved by the Department for Education.

Its initial intake will be children born after 1st September 2009 (year 1 entry) and before 1st September 2011 (reception class).

Lessons at Harrow Bilingual Primary School will be taught in two languages - English and another modern language chosen from French, German or Spanish (the two specific foreign languages to be taught at the school are currently being determined through a parent consultation via our survey which ends 21st of March). There will be two classes per year, with a different foreign language taught in each class (for instance, one class will be taught in English/French, the other in English/Spanish).

The school's aim is to provide children with the best in bilingual education using immersion teaching approaches which have been used in the network of European Schools over the last 60 years. In keeping with this approach there will also be an emphasis on mathematics and a focus on the development of children's other interests, including music, art and sport. Parents will also be encouraged to be involved in their children's education through cultural events and after school beginner's language courses for parents so they can engage with their children in another language.

Parents interested in learning more about the school are encouraged to visit our website: www.harrowbilingualprimary.co.uk where they can sign up to our mailing list and "like us on facebook": https://www.facebook.com/harrowbilingualprimaryschool

To make this school a reality and to determine the languages that are taught, we would like to ask parents of prospective pupils to complete our short survey www.surveymonkey.com/s/HBPS. The language consultation period ends on 21st March 2014 and thereafter we will ask parents to complete the final support survey.
If you have any questions please email harrowbilingualprimary@gmail.com.
Any volunteers willing to help us to establish our school (e.g. helping to publicise the school by handing out flyers or hosting a coffee morning, website design, primary teaching expertise, accounting, marketing, etc) please email harrowbilingualprimary@gmail.com and indicate the area you would like to help in.

Warm regards,
Silke Fernandes on behalf of the Harrow Bilingual Primary School core team

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