Each year, children from a large number of different nations join us at Watchfield School and stay, on average, for one year. They learn English and, with support, access our whole curriculum during their time here; parents are very often surprised to find that their child has turned into a fluent English speaker after only a few short months!
The benefits this has for both our International and our British children is immense. All of our children have the opportunity to rub shoulders with children from right across the world and gain a deeper understanding of other cultures. They make friendships that will last a lifetime and also develop the key skills of empathy and communication, which will stand them in such good stead in later life.
This year, we have children from 38 different countries, speaking 22 different languages.