English as an additional language (EAL) policy: examples

Find examples of English as an additional language (EAL) policies from primary and secondary schools.

Last reviewed on 19 June 2024
School types: AllSchool phases: AllRef: 41606
  1. Primary schools 
  2. Secondary schools 
  3. More support with EAL

Primary schools 

Bell Farm Primary School, a community school in Surrey, has an EAL policy which covers:

  • The school's partnership with other organisations
  • How the school collects data
  • Strategies the school will use in the classroom

Courthouse Green Primary School, an academy in Coventry, has an EAL policy which covers areas including: 

  • The school's definition of pupils with EAL 
  • How the school identifies, assesses and welcomes these pupils 
  • Communication with parents 

Secondary schools 

Diss High School in Norfolk has an EAL policy, including:

  • Admission arrangements
  • Key principles for additional language acquisition 
  • Working with parents

Greenbank High School in Merseyside's EAL policy covers:

  • The aims and objectives of the policy
  • Management and administration
  • How the school will make sure pupils can access the curriculum

More support with EAL

Check the rules on how to record EAL in the census and

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