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Modern Foreign Languages

At Cranfield Church of England Academy we celebrate and embrace the vast range of cultures and religions we share within our school. As a multicultural school we enjoy learning from each other’s experiences and heritages.


The provision for languages at our school includes the teaching of a Modern Foreign Language (French) to all Key Stage Two children. Children within Key Stage Two receive one hour of dedicated French teaching per week, within which they are exposed to high-quality languages education which fosters pupils’ curiosity and deepens their understanding of the world. The teaching enables pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers orally. Language learning at Cranfield Academy provides our Key Stage Two pupils with the foundations on which to build on as they progress in their education.

Throughout the school year pupils are involved in a variety international themed learning which links many subjects, the pinnacle of which is our annual ‘International week’. This week is a real celebration which extends to the wider school community, whereby we join together to learn from and with the range of cultures we have within our school’s community. Throughout the week pupils will experience workshops on a given theme, opportunities for additional extra-curricular clubs, a week of learning dedicated to a chosen country, food tasting, visitors to the school and much more! For the past few years our International Week has involved collaborating with Cranfield University, local businesses and the wider community to create authentic and engaging learning experiences for the whole school.


Our commitment to promoting an international character within our school enables pupils to gain knowledge and understanding of the wider world, which is an integral part in supporting our values education and underpins our school ethos.