In this more globally connected world, we are keen to strengthen our relationships with our international Sister and Partner Schools and to cultivate in our pupils a broader and deeper understanding of communities and cultures. We are fortunate to have an international network of Sister Schools and our current programme of exchange and inter-school links was highly praised in our inspection report. We will use these relationships both to enhance our language provision and also to offer our pupils, linguists and non-linguists, opportunities to learn abroad and immerse themselves in different cultures and ways of life.
For our Year 7 and 8 pupils, we are offering the opportunity to spend up to half a term at the impressive Chateau de Sauveterre, near Toulouse in the South of France. Immersed in French language and culture, pupils dramatically improve their French while continuing to make progress across our whole curriculum with the help of both Sauveterre staff and members of our own staff who accompany them.