“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela

The Language offering at Knightsbridge School aims to inspire and foster the love for lifelong language learning, develop our students’ communication skills, increase their intercultural understanding, and prepare them to be the future citizens of the world.

Students gain experience in listening, speaking, reading and writing. With a flexible offering that includes a choice of French, Spanish, Mandarin, or Italian for our different age groups, from EYFS up to GCSE, we are able to provide support based on students’ individual needs.

Within the Senior School, students prepare for the Common Entrance 13+ examinations and GCSE examinations. Studying a range of themes such as identity and culture to aspirations, study and work. We use a range of stimulating materials for all pupils to fulfil their potential for language learning. We encourage all students to work methodically and responsibly and to develop pride in their achievements.

The Languages Department gives first-hand experience through workshops, trips to the French Institute, and residential trips to France and Spain. The students are given the opportunity to practise their linguistic skills, learn about the culture and history of the country and develop a positive and tolerant attitude to other cultures and civilisations.