EAL (English as an Additional Language Provision for Overseas Pupils)
We provide additional English language teaching to assist pupils whose first language is not English.
In the early years up to four lessons a week on a one-to-one or very small group setting are offered. As students progress through the school and their English becomes accurate and fluent, this support usually ends. International students who enter College may also receive classes to prepare them for IELTS (British university English language entrance tests).
The EAL department at Bootham is invaluable in enabling students to cope with the quantity and variety of English language material used during their secondary education, and in ensuring that their English language skills are sufficiently honed to enable them to be successful in their subsequent university studies.
Where the school determines that a student needs EAL support, these classes will be compulsory and are included in the termly fees.
International students will find a Pocket Oxford Bi-lingual Dictionary particularly useful.