The Primary Languages Development Award enables primary schools to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their MFL provision.

Primary Schools can take the award to ensure they are prepared for an Ofsted inspection and confirm languages are embedded in their primary curriculum.

Schools can achieve Establishing, Enhancing or Outstanding awards

To achieve a Primary Languages Development Award schools follow a simple process of self–assessment and evidence gathering supported by our primary languages mentor and submit this online to our Primary Languages Network VLE.

Assessment Criteria

  • School Improvement Planning (SIP)

  • Subject Coordination

  • Staff training and CPD

  • Teaching and learning of MFL

  • Tracking and assessment

  • Links abroad

  • Transition to KS3

Application requirements

  • Any school can apply for our Primary Languages Development Award

  • Purchase online or complete our online Order Form

  • Schools must complete a baseline primary languages questionnaire

  • The Primary Languages Development Award can be renewed bi-annually and costs:


Outstanding Award £350.00

Enhancing Award £300.00

Establishing Award £250.00

PLN members receive 25% discount


Full description of each award

You will need to provide evidence that you can meet the requirements of all criteria for each level of award.  The award levels are cumulative (therefore to apply for the Enhancing award, the criteria for the Establishing award must also be met).