Primary Education: Languages

Education written question – answered on 3rd July 2012.

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Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss Conservative, South West Norfolk

To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many primary schools in England do not teach any languages; and how many children are taught in those schools.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

holding answer 2 July 2012

Research published by the Department in 2009 showed that an estimated 8% of primary schools were not teaching languages to any of their pupils. The study did not quantify how many pupils were taught in those schools and estimates cannot be produced without knowing more about the characteristics of the schools in the study.

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