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English as an Additional Language (EAL)


At the Whiteoak Academies we are proud to welcome families from a wealth of different cultures and backgrounds and we greatly value the rich diversity of our school community. We have pupils from all around the world and over 11 different languages are spoken within our school community by both our pupils and their families and also by our staff members.

Free ebooks for EAL Learners!

Mantra Lingua are running a brilliant free offer to parents.

To help households where the Home Language is not English they are offering access to dual language ebooks.

Currently, there are over 550 books and 38 languages. Each book is read aloud in English and your Home Language.

There are:

Folk tales


Stories of multi-cultural life here in the UK

Reference books

Each book has a video and a set of activities to help build your child's English language skills.

The library covers reading ages from 3 to 15 years, so other members of your family can also access and enjoy. This offer is available until the summer and can be accessed at:

Useful Websites:

  • Mindheart
    A short book in different languages to support with understanding COVID-19.

Translation Tools and APPS

  • Waygo APP
    Chinese, Japanese, and Korean Translator


Hannah More Infants and Grove Junior Schools are not responsible for the content of these websites but have chosen reputable websites that are used commonly by professionals to support EAL.  Hannah More Infants and Grove Junior Schools accept no liability for any damage caused by any virus transmitted or contracted via any websites that may be listed on or accessed from hyperlinks on