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July 03, 2013


1m+ UK schoolkids don't speak English as native language

mail-online-classroom.jpgThe Mail Online reports on the rapidly growing number of schoolchildren in the UK who are not native English speakers.

More than a million school children now do not speak English as their mother tongue - up by nearly 54,000, new official figures reveal.

A survey of the nation's classrooms, which provides an accurate snapshot of the composition of schools in England, shows a radical transformations taking place. During the past five years alone, the number of pupils without English as a native language has increased by almost 250,000.

The figures also show an increase in the number of pupils in England who are classed as being from an ethnic minority background.

Now nearly three in 10 primary school children in this category.

In the last year, the numbers of children who speak English as an additional language have risen by almost 54,000, according to statistics published by the Department for Education (DfE).

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