Modern Languages

For several years, the Balerno Community High School cluster primary schools (Ratho, Dean Park and Kirknewton) have been working towards Edinburgh City Council’s language initiative of ‘1 + 2’. 

This means that as well as their native language (usually English), all children have exposure and experience of two other languages during their learning journey.  As such, all children from Nursery- P7 learn aspects of the French language and Pupils in P5-P7 learn some Spanish. Challenge and depth of learning will depend on the age and stage of the child.