Accent confirms 4 additional Primary Schools now offering language clubs

We are excited to announce the launch of our popular language clubs into 4 more Primary Schools in Guernsey offering language tuition to children between the ages of 4 – 11 years.

Children have a huge capacity to learn a second language. As their brains are developing they are not only able to process new information like sponges but the learning process will shape their flexible brains for lifelong learning making languages, and other subjects, easier in later life.

In fact, the UK recognised such benefits and introduced compulsory language teaching in Key Stage 2 in September 2014 ‘many schools have formalised or strengthened provision by teaching a language more regularly or more rigorously’. This may be partly due to the decline in foreign languages take up at A Levels.

Here are the schedule of Language Clubs in the new schools on Guernsey.

Vale Primary School

These classes were officially launched on 29th February so we will need a minimum of 6 students per class for the sessions to run. (Italian, Japanese and German classes also available, subject to demand.)


Infants Monday Lunchtime 12.15 – 13.00pm Spanish
Infants Tuesday Lunchtime 3.15 – 4.00pm Spanish
Infants Wednesday After-school 8.00 – 8.45pm French
Infants Thursday Before-school 3.15 – 4.00pm French
Infants Friday Lunchtime 12.15 – 1.00pm French
Juniors Monday After-School 3.30 – 4.15pm Spanish
Juniors Tuesday After-school 12.00 – 12.45pm French
Juniors Wednesday After-school 8.00 – 8.45pm French
Infants Wednesday Lunchtime 12.00 – 12.45pm French
Infants Thursday Lunchtime 12.00 – 12.45pm Spanish
Infants Friday 3.30 – 4.15pm French



Haute Capelles Primary School, St Sampson

In September 2015 we began our language clubs in Haute Capelles Primary School.


Infants Monday Lunchtime 12.00 – 12.45pm French
Infants Monday After-school 3.05 – 3.50pm French
Infants Friday Before-school 8.00-8.45pm French
Juniors Monday Lunchtime 12.00 – 12.45pm French
Juniors Thursday After-school 3.20 – 4.05pm French
Juniors Thursday After-school 3.20 – 4.05pm Spanish

We will look to offer a Spanish option for infants and also offer the Friday before-school session for Juniors too.

Forest Primary School, Forest



Forest Primary School



Infants Wednesday After-school 3.00 – 3.45pm French
Infants Wednesday After-school 3.00 – 3.45pm Spanish
Infants Thursday Lunchtime 12.00-12.45pm French
Juniors Wednesday After-school 3.00 – 3.45pm French
Juniors Thursday Lunchtime 12.00-12.45pm French


We will look to offer a Spanish option for Juniors going forward, either for Summer Term or from September.

La Hougette Primary School, St Pierre du Bois

In January this year we were delighted to add our language clubs in La Hougette Primary School


Infants Monday After-school 2.50 – 3.35pm French
Infants Tuesday After-school 2.50 – 3.35pm French
Juniors Tuesday After-school 3.40 – 4.25pm French



 Full list of Accent Language School Clubs

  • Notre Dame Primary
  • Vauvert Primary
  • Haute Capelles Primary
  • Forest Primary
  • St Mary and St Michael Primary
  • Blanchlande Primary
  • La Hougette Primary
  • Vale Primary School



Blanchlande Primary


Blanchland Primary School

Vauvert Primary School



Vauvert Primary School

Benefits for child studying a foreign language

1. Better Linguistics

Children’s minds are still developing and the flexibility of those minds allows them to become more fluent using the right sounds and tones.

2. Cognitive benefits

Language learning is cognitive so a child will develop problem solving skills, critical thinking skills, creativity, enhanced memory and become more flexible of mind.

3. Higher Academic Achievement

Studies show bilingual children to be better in maths and English skills and can achieve more academically as a result.

4. Learn about other cultures and the world

Learning a second language opens the doors to a deeper understanding of other cultures and the world we live in. This not only opens doors to future jobs but gives us access to people, places, resources, knowledge making us more understanding and caring of others.



‘Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures’

CfBT Education Trust




Learning a second language at a young age is fun for the children contains some lifelong academic benefits to knowing two languages. Studies show that bilingual children do better at logical reasoning, Mathematics and English verbal tests. In fact, bilingual children perform better in intellectual tests. There are other benefits to personal growth too. A greater understanding of other cultures and the world we live in. As our world becomes more diverse and multi-cultural our children will develop strong friendships with children from other cultures.

Please complete the booking form to secure your child’s place and contact us in the office if you have any questions.

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