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British and French curriculums
Bilingual
Ages 2 to 18

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CurriculumsBritish and French
Languages of instructionEnglish and French
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average 15 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: £19,620
to: £25,200
This school has more than one campus in London:
EIFA Senior School: Ages 11 to 18

Address: Duchess House, 10 Duchess Street London, W1G 9AB, UK

EIFA Nursery and Junior School: Ages 2 to 11

Address: 36 Portland Place London, W1B 1LS, UK

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Number of students

310

Number of nationalities represented in the school

40

Most common nationality

Most children have dual nationality and EIFA has a fair proportion of Francophone families.

Max. number of students per class

20

Average number of students per class

15

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English and French speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

English as an Additional Language
Français Langue Etrangère

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish

Use of technology in the classroom

EIFA is an Apple school and uses a combination of traditional education and technologies.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

With the help of modern technology and forward thinking, combined with an amazing team of willing and able teaching and administrative staff, EIFA has been able to fulfil its mandate to continue providing the very best bilingual education to all our pupils at the school during the Coronavirus crisis.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

At EIFA, there is no answer fit for all and homework is organised to be spread out through the week and allow for the best education practices while fostering our students' well-being. Teachers communicate to allow for the most sensible organisation in this respect.

Uniform required

No

Waiting list

The school requires a deposit to register children. Such deposit is returned when the child leave the school.

Entry evaluation for students

Our school is all inclusive. In the most senior years, a decent level of English and a minimum of French are required and may be assessed. Our teachers of FLE (French as a Foreign Language) and EAL (English as an Additional Language) organise whenever necessary extra one to one lessons to allow students to catch up with any language gap, at no extra cost. for the parents.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

A written and verbal language examination for the most senior years can be requested.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

EIFA takes students all year long and is open to visits all year long.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

Brevet, IGCSE

Results in these examinations

100%

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No the school is not religious but all faith are respected.

School bus service available

Yes there are three different bus routes available which all together cover the most frequently used London itineraries.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Special Educational Needs Coordinator

Learning support offered

EIFA offers learning support and works at times with specialist consultants who take care of specific educational needs such as mild dyslexia, dyspraxia or ADHD.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Bursaries are available subject to terms and conditions.

Student access to education psychologist

No but the school has a safeguarding team which is responsible to ensure the well-being of all the students and will communicate with the parents as necessary to work out the best possible and individual solutions.

School start time

Junior School: 8:40
Senior School: 8:30

School finish time

Junior School: 15:20
Senior School: 16:15 or 15:45 depending on the year group

Supervised care before/after school

Yes, homework clubs and different activities are available after the school day.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

33 clubs. The school also provides for additional music tuition.

School provided lunches

Yes

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes we have vegetarian menus available and all the meat is halal. No pork is served at the school.

Sports activities included

For the younger pupils: Motor skills exercices , French traditional games, Team games, Ball games.
For all the others: Swimming, Football, Basketball, Dance, Gymnastics, "Acrosport", Wrestling games, Rackets games, Softball, Volley-ball, Tag-rugby, Ultimate frisbee, Badminton and Athletics.

Sports facilities at the school

EIFA makes use of the extensive facilities in Regent’s Park, which is a short walk from the Schools, as well as visiting local leisure centres for activities such as swimming.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Year 4, 5 and 6 have an athletic competition every year. Year 6 have a tag-rugby tournament. Within the school, Early years, Junior and Senior school participate at the Race against hunger event as well as sporting activities linked to events and charity such as telethon and Sports Day. 

The school organises friendly tournaments and sport meetings for its senior students with other local schools. These events include disciplines such as badminton, football and cross-country. 

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

EIFA International School London is an independent, international, secular school in Marylebone providing an English-French bilingual education for children from 2-18 years old.

Teaching approach of the school

EIFA takes a child-centred approach to learning and encourages the linguistic diversity of its students – developing responsible global citizens, and promoting multicultural understanding through study in at least two languages.

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