Newcomer Pupils

We have been pleased to welcome to St Patrick’s in recent years a number of Newcomer pupils from other countries. We value the cultural diversity which these new pupils have brought to our school community, and we work to support Newcomer pupils in achieving their full potential.

Two Polish teachers and Czech, Romanian and Bulgarian Learning Support Assistants work with Newcomer pupils to help them develop their skills in English, as well as to help them settle into a new school environment.

Whether a Newcomer child is transferring to St Patrick’s from one of our feeder primary schools, or is coming directly from a school in their own home country, we assess each child’s level of attainment in English and provide an appropriate level of support to enable the child to further develop his or her skills, in a welcoming, inclusive environment which respects and celebrates the cultural diversity of all.