Controlling a primary school class can be testing for teachers at the best of times.
So spare a thought for those at the English Martyrs’ Catholic School in Birmingham where the 414 pupils speak an incredible 31 languages between them.
As this picture shows, children at the school who speak English as their first language are in a tiny minority.
The children and the languages they speak
The other languages include Lingala and Yoruba, both spoken in parts of Africa, Mirpuri and Hindko, both from Pakistan, two forms of Bengali, Czech and Sudanese.
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