Bishop Ian Ramsay

modern foreign Languages


Statement of intent:

We value the role of Modern Foreign Languages in the curriculum and in preparation for secondary school transition, French has been chosen as the language which is most appropriate for our children to learn. We aim to provide an enjoyable and enriching curriculum that allows children to experience a range of languages (through curricular and extra-curricular opportunities) – giving them the opportunity to become confident and active global citizens, with a strong awareness of other cultures. Through broadening horizons, we aim to develop global links and stimulate curiosity, in turn, fostering a love of languages.

Children all learn French as part of the curriculum, from the start of Year 3.  However, all children are introduced to a range of different languages and cultures, through the celebration of events such as the European Day of Languages and Chinese New Year, and through extra-curricular activities. 

Children in Key Stage 2 are taught by Mrs Johnston each week, on a half termly basis.




Bishop Ian Ramsey CE Primary School is part of the Durham Diocesan MAT. Durham Diocesan MAT is a company limited by guarantee (company number 10847279) and exempt charity registered in England and Wales at Cuthbert House, Stonebridge, Durham, DH1 3RY.