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English is second language to 613 Isle of Man school children

Tynwald buildings, Douglas

Tynwald buildings, Douglas

English is a second language to some 613 island school children.

A breakdown of the number of pupils with English as an additional language in each school was given by Education Minister Tim Crookall in a written reply to a House of Keys question from Peter Karran (Lib Van, Onchan).

Ballakermeen has the highest number at 139. Of the primary schools, St Mary’s has the largest number with 51.

Mr Karran had asked what resources each school devotes to helping such pupils.

But Mr Crookall replied that it was not possible to quantify this as there is a wide range of need, which changes frequently as pupils make progress and new pupils arrive.

 

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