Learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society, providing an opening to the world beyond Padstow. A high-quality languages education should foster children's curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. Teaching should enable children to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes and to learn new ways of thinking.  At Padstow School, the main focus of language teaching will be on French.
To build a curriculum where the children of Padstow School develop a natural curiosity and confidence that will enable them to explore other countries, cultures and languages. To accept that, in a multi-lingual society, it is a valuable skill to be able to communicate effectively with others in another language. To transition into the next stage of their learning journey, engaged and prepared to continue language learning.

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