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13.5

The percentage of primary pupils in maintained schools in England whose first language is other than English (Jan 2007). Source: DfES

"I ate a satsuma once"

53.4

The percentage of primary pupils in maintained schools in inner London whose first language is other than English (Jan 2007). Source: DfES

"I said tarn not town."

A teacher tries to hide his irritation at the disappointment of his pupils when they find a lake rather than shops at the end of a stiff climb.

3.3

The percentage of primary pupils in maintained schools in South-west England whose first language is other than English (Jan 2007). Source: DfES

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