Secondary schools are finding it difficult to ensure that pupils continue with the languages they have learned at primary level.
A new report has identified problems with a lack of communication between secondaries and their feeder primary schools which it says is hindering the continuation of language studies.
The Languages Trends Survey 2013/14, published by the CfBT Education Trust and the British Council, found that almost half of primary schools say they have had no contact with language specialists in local secondary schools.
Furthermore, less than one third of state secondary schools said they have been able to ensure pupils continue with the same language they learned at primary level.
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