The head of a school in Peterborough where all 400 pupils have English as their second language has been telling ITV News Anglia of the challenges and the advantages.
Christine Parker from Gladstone Primary School in the city said: "A child who is truly bi-lingual and is able to think in two different languages really does impact on their intellectual development."
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