Peterborough school where English is a foreign language

All pupils at Gladstone Primary School in Peterborough speak English as a second language Credit: Elodie Harper / ITV Anglia

A primary school in Peterborough is thought to be the first in Britain where all the pupils only speak English as a second language.

All 440 pupils at Gladstone Primary School have a foreign language as their mother tongue.

The head teacher Christine Parker says it does have its advantages: "A child who is truly bi-lingual and is able to think in two different languages really does impact on their intellectual development."

The school has recently received a "good" rating from education watchdog Ofsted after being rated "inadequate" in November 2011.

All pupils at Gladstone Primary School in Peterborough speak English as a second language Credit: Elodie Harper / ITV Anglia

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English challenge for school

A primary school in Peterborough is thought to be the first in Britain where not one of its pupils speaks English as a first language.