September 2019


Our Chinese Visitors

I have loved my U.K experience at Ernulf. What I enjoyed the most was going to all the different classes and meeting lots of Ernulf's very welcoming students. 

What they thought >

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Photo Credit: Frances

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Photo credit: Frances

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Throughout the week of June 24th-June 28th, Ernulf Academy students acted as ‘Ambassadors’ by hosting 29 visiting students aged 14-15 from Lanzhou No.1 Senior High School, in China.

Our guests came to lessons and participated alongside our students in a number of activities. Friendships formed and grew stronger each day and there were some heavy hearts as our guests departed on Friday after an excellent week of International experience and cooperation.


To quote one of our Ambassadors: “I think the week was very successful for everyone involved, giving not only the exchange students many opportunities, but us Ambassadors a chance to expand our knowledge on China and giving us a chance to put our communication skills to the test – being rather successful, which is fairly unexpected. I’m proud to say our school enjoyed this experience just as much as the exchange students.”

We look forward to repeating the experience next academic year.


The Languages department are happy to announce that Ernulf Academy will be continuing its subscription to Collins’ Vocab Express through to the end of next academic year. 

Throughout the year, we are able to set up class competitions and challenges based on learning key French vocabulary and students are free to access the site online at any time. We use AQA GCSE French and there is proof that regular use of Vocab Express contributes to higher grades at GCSE.

The new school year will start with a UK wide challenge set by Collins. The highest scoring school for the first month of the year, as well as the highest scoring students, receive certificates to celebrate their achievement.  Please, encourage your child(ren) to log in and get familiar with this engaging resource. All Ernulf students are able to login with their assigned Username and password. The school code, if required, is: UKERNUClick the image below to access the website. 



Following on from a very successful Year 9 Languages taster day in March of this year, hosted by Magdalene College Cambridge. A group of 12 Year 10 students accepted another invitation to experience language learning in a University setting and travelled to Cambridge on Friday 28th June to spend the day at Cripp’s Court.


They listened to some very persuasive arguments about the value of learning a foreign language in an increasingly global society and were able to ask questions about life as a student at Cambridge University. They participated alongside students from other schools around the UK and experienced three different language classes throughout the day.

As always, they were a credit to us all and happily told us that they had all had a good day, judging the visit very informative and useful to them as they consider plans and possibilities for future studies. We are sure to repeat this experience when our invitation comes again.

Thank you to Mr. Trewen and Mrs. Kearney for accompanying us and helping to make the day such a positive experience for participating students.

Mr Steve Clarke 

Head of MFL