The table details the proportion of primary schools in each London borough which reported in autumn 2006 that they were teaching languages in class time. The data were obtained from ongoing research commissioned by the Department, which estimated the proportion of schools teaching languages in class time. The figures are based on a representative sample of maintained primary schools and the survey achieved a 48 per cent. response rate nationally.
The major languages taught in primary schools in London were French, German, Italian and Spanish. Other languages taught in a small number of schools included Chinese, Japanese, Urdu, Panjabi, Hebrew, Turkish, Albanian and Bengali.
|London LAs||Percentage of responding primary schools teaching languages in class time|
|Hammersmith and Fulham||83.33|
|Kensington and Chelsea||83.33|
|Barking and Dagenham||100.00|
|Kingston on Thames||66.67|
|Richmond upon Thames||100.00|