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At Cathedral we believe that language teaching is a vital part of preparing children to live in a global community and in the long run makes our children more employable. 

  • At Cathedral we teach Spanish
  • Children learn Spanish from Nursery to Year 6
  • Children are taught by our native Spanish speaking teacher
  • We have a developing link with University de Valladolid 
  • We are developing links with schools in Spain
  • In year 6 our children have the chance to spend a week in Segovia, Spain.
  • Local secondary schools all teach French in year 7 so we prepare our children by offering basic French lessons before they move on. 

Whilst most schools teach French, we teach Spanish becuase when we asked our community they chose Spanish above all other languages. 

Spanish is one of the fastest-growing languages in the world and it is spoken by an estimated 350 million people globally. Counting only native speakers, Spanish actually outranks English, which makes learning and teaching Spanish a sensible choice.

To see our progression of skills for languages click here


Traditional Spanish Songs from Ripon Cathedral School on Vimeo.