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Deutsche Samstagsschule in Islington
Deutsche Samstagsschule in Islington

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"Es war eine Mutter"
"Es war eine Mutter"

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Reception to A-level
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In the beginning there was an informal German toddler group in a church hall in Highbury. By 1998, we had outgrown this setting and so we moved to our current premises at Drayton Park Primary School where we started off with around 25 children in three classes.

The German Saturday School Islington now teaches nearly 200 children and teenagers in 11 classes, starting with reception age children and leading up to GCSE and A-level preparation.​ We also offer German classes for parents. We hope to resume our Summer School in 2022.

Make it fun
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We aim to support our children - who are growing up with more than one language here in London - to become as close as possible to native German speakers. We think languages are cool and open many doors!

In the younger classes there is a strong emphasis on play. Reading, writing and grammar are introduced gradually and, eventually, the children are ready and equipped to take GCSE and A-level exams. Read more about our approach here.

Native speakers
Contact us
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All our teachers are native German speakers and, apart from teaching German, many bring professional skills to the classroom such as art and music. Others also work as teachers during the week. All teachers are DBS checked.

Please send us your contact details and your children's birth dates if you would like to sign them up. We do have a long waiting list due to a large catchment area, loyal families and many siblings.

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Summer term

We return to Saturday School on  23 April. We are back to our usual times 10:30-12:15.

'Der Buchstaben-Fresser'

based on Paul Maar's story about a letter-gobbling monster, created by 8-year-old Lyra:

Lyra Buchstabenfresser