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The Languages Department is a vibrant, enthusiastic department committed to excellent teaching and learning. There are six members of the department (full and part-time) and we currently have three  language assistants for French, German and Spanish. We are all dedicated to providing the best language lessons we can.

We seek to develop students’ ability to use language effectively in everyday situations whilst providing them with a solid foundation in the grammar of the language so that they can manipulate it and produce their own language independently.

Students in Year 7 will receive 6 weeks teaching of French, German and Spanish on rotation. At the end of the February Half Term, they will choose which language(s) they wish to continue. We also enter native speaker candidates for other languages such as Mandarin and Italian. 

Spanish, French and German are currently offered at AS and A2 level, where students traditionally benefit from smaller class sizes and subject specialists, who can impart their love of and passion for the languages they teach. 

Mr S Depoix BSc (Head of German) email:
Miss M Cottam BA (Head of French) email:
Miss S Amos BSc (Hons), PGCE (Head of Spanish) email:

Mrs I Barnes  BA. MA
Mrs M Wright  BA (Oxon)

Miss H Shires BA