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The pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, clearly enjoying their lessons, and approaching every challenge with delightful enthusiasm.
ISI Inspection Report, May 2013.

To inspire, motivate and provide a solid grounding in French for all pupils, through excellence in teaching and learning. To foster a desire in pupils to continue to develop their language skill in the future through a dynamic and fun teaching approach and sharing of the language and culture.

Shrewsbury House prides itself on its teaching of French and the school has always put a priority on pupils learning it to a high standard. French is studied each day in the senior part of the school and boys follow a timetable which is very conducive to learning both written and oral components, thereby providing both excellent subject knowledge and application. Boys have the opportunity to be involved in an adventurous language trip and other language events throughout their schooling and are admirably prepared for their future schools.

In Year 7, the boys perfect their French prior to their Common Entrance year with a language trip to Normandy where English speaking is rare and they have to prove themselves in French. They discover that they are genuinely able to use what they have learned: to buy food, to complete all the activities set for them and to communicate with the locals! We believe in French immersion as much as possible with lessons largely delivered in French and we tailor our teaching to inspire and motivate our pupils. Our knowledge of France is immense (our teaching team includes native speakers and others who have lived in France), and we love sharing our experiences whether it is about a typical French school day or traditional cake recipes, which pupils love baking for prep!

Mr David Sims BA (Hons), PGCE

Head of French 

The pupils have excellent attitudes to learning, clearly enjoying their lessons, and approaching every challenge with delightful enthusiasm.
ISI Inspection Report, May 2013.
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