(The English Speaking Board)
Speaking and listening are very important English skills with a prominent place in our English curriculum. To support this further, all pupils in Years 3 and 5 have the opportunity to prepare for and take English Speaking Board examinations in the Spring term; the Year 5 exam has an additional focus on preparation for school interviews. Our pupils have been extremely successful, gaining merits and distinctions but also growing in confidence as communicators and public speakers. We have been delighted to have very positive feedback from senior schools about how well our children interview at eleven plus!