Saturday, March 24, 2012
The number of children who count English as their mother tongue are now in the minority at more than 1,600 schools across England
The new figures show that close to one million children who now attend schools in England do not have English as their first language at home - with the multicultural effects of migration now showing in the nation's classrooms. And the amount of schools with a majority of pupils who do not class English at their home language is steadily increasing by one a week. There are 97 schools where children with English as their first language are in such a minority that they make up less than one in twenty pupils.