Welcome to the Anglo-Portuguese School of London (APSoL), a free 4-11 primary school approved by the Department for Education into the ‘pre-opening phase’. The school is planning to open in Wandsworth in September 2020, subject to any statutory approvals required.
The school will be England’s first to provide a bilingual curriculum in English and in Portuguese and will be led by our Principal Designate, Marta Correia, who has over five years of experience working in bilingual schools. We believe that bilingualism is for everyone and welcome children of all language abilities, whether they have never been exposed to Portuguese language before or they have spoken Portuguese at home since infancy.
At APSoL, we will have high expectations of all pupils and will deliver a broad and balanced dual-language curriculum, dividing the main subjects between English and Portuguese to immerse the pupils in both. Pupils will learn to communicate fluently in two of the five most spoken languages globally, while also acquiring the skills necessary to cooperate, learn, and interact with each other and the world. Enrichment and co-curricular activities will provide opportunities for all pupils to foster their abilities and interests.
We intend to open with two Reception classes and grow organically by adding two Reception classes of 30 children each year until we reach our full capacity of 420 pupils. Discussions are also in progress with the Department about approving a separate nursery provision in its own area of the school building.
Anglo-Portuguese School of London Team