All the children learn French at Westbury House. Initially orally through song, use of puppets and role plays, which then leads on to written expression and grammatical analysis from Year 3. The lower years are introduced to French culture and customs by making the acquaintance of the puppet Camembear whilst an award winning interactive course entitled Rigolo expands their vocabulary and knowledge of grammar via a cartoon depicting the intriguing, if bizarre, lifestyle led at Château Rigolo.

These courses are designed to build confidence in the spoken and listening elements of the curriculum, which then leads to competence in reading and writing.

French learning has never been such fun!


In Y3-6, children are introduced to the subject of Mandarin and the culture of China. They are taught by a native speaker the intricacies of this tonal language and given an interest in all things Chinese.