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When a student leaves our care, our aim is that they will be completely bilingual in English and French,
and will have acquired the basis of a lifelong multilingual ability.

Welcome to Senior EIFA

We are delighted to welcome you to our international bilingual Senior School.

EIFA offers a high quality of teaching and learning by delivering an international education based on the French curriculum.

Our aim is to nurture our students with both French and English language and culture while ensuring each of them full fill their academic potential in order to be able to meet the expectations of the French or UK Universities. We make sure our students are valued, respected in their differences and encouraged to be open minded in a multicultural environment.

We also encourage them to take initiatives, to engage in humanitarian projects and to become independent, educated and happy adults, giving them the tools and skills they need to become true citizens of the world.

We look forward to meeting you, your son or daughter and welcoming you to our school

Françoise Zurbach, Head of School

Bilingual curriculum

Our Senior School welcomes students in Year 7 to 11.

From Year 7 to Year 9, the curriculum is based on the French National Curriculum with subjects being taught equally in English and French. In Year 10 French nationals may opt to take the Diplôme National du Brevet and all students may be taking courses in IGCSE subjects. Year 11 is the final year of IGCSE courses and incorporates courses in study skills and research

EIFA will continue to enter students for the Brevet in Year 10. We achieved 100% success rate at the last Brevet examination, and 100% pass rate at the last IGCSE exams.

IGCSE curriculum

We offer Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education for Years 10/11.

IGCSE exams may be taken at the end of Year 11 after two years of study. EIFA students take IGCSE subjects in English but EIFA will also offer First and Foreign Language French and Art and Design taught in French.
Certificates available (subject to demand and individual consultation with families) may therefore include:
French (First or Foreign Language – taught in French)
English (First or Foreign Language – taught in English)
Spanish (First or Foreign Language – taught in Spanish) / alternatively a student’s first Language to be arranged on an individual basis
International Mathematics (taught in English)
Sciences (taught in English with a bilingual element in Biology according to demand)
Art/Design (taught in either English or French in a bilingual class)
Drama (taught in English)

The IGCSE is seen by many International School Headteachers as the best preparation for the pre university years (IB Diploma, A levels etc).
Please feel free to email Françoise Zurbach, Head of School via the school’s email address if you have any questions at this stage: fzurbach@eifaschool.com.

Opening hours

The school is open from 8.00am.

Classes start at 8.30am and finish at 4.15pm or 3:45pm depending on the year group.

From 3.45pm students have the option to enrol in our extra-curricular activities. For more information, please see Extra-curricular (below).

The school closes at 5.00pm.

Extra curricular

Subject to demand, EIFA offers a wide range of optional extra-curricular activities in the afternoon, from 4.15pm to 5.00pm. The activities are offered to all students registered in the School.

At the beginning of every term, parents will have the option to enrol their children in the homework club and/or an after-school club. The “clubs” activities include various sports, foreign languages, visual arts, drama, private music tuition or simply the homework club. These clubs are offered in either English or French. It is another great opportunity for your child to practise either language outside the classroom setting.

We hope that you will like our range of after-school activities.

Homework club

A Homework Club is offered to prep and secondary students only. Teachers will help the students with their studies and homework.

Afternoon: From 4.15pm to 5.00pm session.

Fees are payable in advance via Parentpay (https://www.parentpay.com) at the beginning of each term (September – December – March). Fees for clubs are non-refundable. Full fee is charged, whether or not a student attended all sessions.

A student may be admitted to the Homework Club when the fee is paid in full. In exceptional cases, a student can attend a Homework Club if the parent notifies the Head of School in advance. Fees are payable in advance via Parentpay (https://www.parentpay.com)

After-school clubs and activities

Different weekly After-school clubs are offered in small groups of students. Activities range from art, drama, to sport and music. Members of the teaching staff, educators or professional coaches will operate the After-school clubs. Details of clubs on offer will be provided at the beginning of each term.

Afternoon: From 4.15pm to 5.00pm session.

Depending on the activity, fees vary between £90 and £150/term. Fees are payable in advance via Parentpay (https://www.parentpay.com) before beginning of each term. Fees for clubs are non-refundable. A student may be admitted to an After-school club when the fee is paid in full. Full fee is charged, whether or not a student attended all sessions.

Private music tuition

EIFA offers weekly private music tuition for piano, violin, guitar, drums and voice. Lessons are provided by qualified music teachers at the school.

During the academic year, fees per 30-minute sessions and 45-minute sessions will be defined at the beginning of the year. Fees are payable in advance via Parentpay (https://www.parentpay.com) before beginning of each term.

For more information, please contact the Head of Admissions instead at: admissions@eifaschool.com.

Senior EIFA staff

All our French teachers are French native speakers; they are all certified or hold a teaching diploma from the French Ministry of Education. All our English teachers are qualified, native English speakers, with experience teaching in their home countries as well as in schools around the world.

Admissions

EIFA welcomes applications for admission from all students regardless of nationality, religion or gender. Applications are considered throughout the year and visitors are always welcome to make an appointment to receive a private tour of our school.

There are no formal examination requirements at EIFA. However students are required to demonstrate good academic achievement and ability. Where classes are over-subscribed, priority is given to siblings and Westminster residents.

Applications will be reviewed and a decision taken regarding acceptance only when all of the documents listed below have been received:

  • A completed and signed Application Form together with a photograph of the student and the Registration Fee.
  • A complete official transcript of the student’s school record including the results of any standardised testing or other assessments. Parents should request an official transcript to be sent directly to EIFA from each school attended in the last three years, if applicable.
  • A copy of the child’s passport and birth certificate.
  • The completed and signed medical form.

Minimum level of English or French required

During the Primary years and up to Year 8 of the Secondary years, we accept children who have not yet mastered one of the two languages of instruction, French or English.

For Year 9 and Year 10 students, admission will be subject to approval by the Head Teacher. Additional assessments may be required based on academic performance of the child.

Entry at 11+

11+ students will be invited for an informal interview with the Head of Curriculum. This interview will be held at the school or via Skype/telephone if needed. Students will also be asked to produce a recommendation letter from a teacher or principal of their current school.

Process

Applications will be reviewed and a decision taken regarding acceptance only when all of the documents listed below have been received:

A completed and signed Application Form together with a photograph of the student and the Registration Fee.

A complete official transcript of the student’s school record including the results of any standardised testing or other assessments. Parents should request an official transcript to be sent directly to EIFA from each school attended in the last three years, if applicable.

A copy of the child’s passport and birth certificate.

The completed and signed medical form.

If you have any additional questions on any aspect of the admission process, or if you wish to book an appointment, visit our school or meet Mme Zurbach, do not hesitate to contact:

Head of Admissions:  Ms Gael Panhelleux   |   e: admissions@eifaschool.com   |   t:  +44 20 7637 5351

Our vision is to present a truly bilingual environment, a school where a combination of high quality,
imaginative and engaging teaching gives students the priceless gift of two mother tongues.

Senior EIFA Fees

School Fees for Year 7 to Year 11, for 2018-19
School Registration Fee (non refundable) £300
School Deposit (non refundable) £2,000
The registration fee and deposit must be received
with the application form to secure the school place.
Non-refundable Capital Development Fee
(One-off £1,000 Fee in first year – £300 each subsequent year).
Year 7 to Year 9 £7,300/term
Year 10 & Year 11 £7,500/term

Payment of Fees

School fees are payable termly in advance, and accounts must be settled in full on, or before, the first day of each term. Interest will be charged on overdue fees. Students will not be allowed to start school until invoices have been settled.

Extras – other costs incurred by the School or the student on the student’s behalf will be charged as extras, including transport, residential trips, after-school clubs, PE kit, lost or damaged books, iPads/laptops, private music tuition. 

Payment may be made by BACS to:
L’Ecole Internationale Franco Anglaise Ltd
HSBC Bank PLC (60 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 4TR)
Sort Code: 401160
Account No.: 70723347
IBAN No.: GB83HBUK40116070723347
Swift Code: MIDLGB22

Please quote the Child’s Name when making a Direct Payment

Please note that a full term’s written notice is required for the withdrawal of your child from  EIFA or a term’s fees in lieu will be due. A term’s notice means notice given on or before the last day of term, in writing. Notices must be emailed, hand delivered or sent by recorded or guaranteed delivery post to EIFA: 36 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LS. Fees are also payable if EIFA school is closed for any event beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to, lack of essential services and weather conditions.

Late Payment

EIFA school reserves the right to charge interest at 5% above the base rate for the time being for late payment of fees.

School supplies

Senior School Supplies 2018-2019: Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11,Y12 classes

EIFA School is an APPLE school, all senior school students need to bring a laptop
preferably a Macbook.

For all classes

  • Blue, red, green, black ballpoint pens
  • 1 cartridge pen & an ink eraser
  • 1 HB pencil & 1 pencil sharpener
  • 3 different coloured highlighters
  • glue & scissors
  • 20cm clear plastic ruler
  • double sided Seyes lines large format
  • single sided Seyes lines large format
  • coloured pencils
  • 1 USB flash drive

History Geography
For all classes:

  • medium-sized felt tip pens
  • 1 cardboard folder with flaps 24X32

Mathematics
For all classes:

  • micrometric paper A4, 1 mm
  • tracing paper A4
  • clear plastic set square
  • a protracter marked in degrees (0-180 and 180-0) in clear plastic
  • 1 compass with small pencil
  • 1 cardboard folder with flaps 24X32

Y7 to Y10 classes:

  • 1 Casio fx-92 Collège 2D+ Calculator

Y11 class:

  • 1 Texas Instruments TI-83 Premium CE graphic calculator

Physics/Chemistry and Sciences :
For all classes :

  • 1 long sleeve white lab coat
  • 1 folder with flaps
  • 1 clear plastic set square
  • 1 black fineliner felt tip pen
  • 1 calculator (for Y11 only)

Biology
Y9, Y10, Y11 classes:

  • 1 long sleeve white lab coat
  • 1 folder with flaps
  • 1 black fineliner felt tip pen
  • 1 calculator (for Y11 only)

Technology
Y9, Y10 classes:

  • 1 flexible binder 24×32
  • 1 folder with flaps
  • 1 calculator
  • 1 long sleeve white lab coat
  • 1 set square

Textbooks

A set of textbooks is lent to each student for the duration of the school year. At the end of the year, or earlier for transferring students, the books must be returned in the condition in which they were issued, allowance being made for normal wear and tear.

A charge will be made for textbooks and library books lost or damaged beyond the accepted standard.

From Nursery to Year 6, certain stationery items will be provided by the School. From Year 7 onwards, students are responsible for providing their own stationery and personal equipment.

Executive Head and Co-founder

Terms and conditions

Please read these carefully before signing the Acceptance Form.

Frequently asked questions

We compiled a list of questions that parents have asked us during the application process. Please contact us if you have any additional questions and we will be happy to answer them personally.

Registrations are open for Years 7 to 10.

EIFA Senior School is located in the heart of Marylebone and only a few minutes’ walk from the EIFA Junior School. The address is Duchess House, 10 Duchess Street, London, W1G 9AB.

Yes, we organise Open Events. ‘Contact us‘ page to consult the dates of our next Open Events and register your interest.

From Year 7 to Year 9 (6e à la 4e), the curriculum is based on the French National Curriculum with subjects being taught equally in English and French. In Year 10 (classe de 3e) French nationals may opt to take the Diplôme National du Brevet and all students may be taking courses in IGCSE subjects. Year 11 (classe de seconde) is the final year of IGCSE courses and incorporates courses in study skills and research.

Yes, EIFA Senior School follows the French curriculum up until Y11. Y10 children sit the Diplôme National du Brevet.

We offer Spanish as an additional language for all Senior School children. Additional languages can be offered if there is enough demand for them.

Yes, students have access to computers both during and after school.

Fees for the academic year 2018-19 are as follows:

School Fees for Year 7 to Year 12, for 2018-19

One-off registration fee £300
Non-refundable deposit £2,000
The registration fee and deposit must be received with the application form to secure the school place.
Non-refundable Capital Development Fee One-off £1,000 Capital Development Fee (first year).
£300 each subsequent year.
Year 7 to Year 9

£7,300/term

Year 10 & Year 11

£7,500/term

Generous school fees discounts are available, including sibling discount and advance-payment discount. Please contact the School Secretary, Ms Panhelleux, for further information: gp@ecole-ifa.com.

School fees are payable termly in advance and accounts must be settled in full on, or before, the first day of each term. Interest will be charged on overdue fees. Students will not be allowed to start school until invoices have been settled.

Extras: Other costs incurred by the School or the student on the student’s behalf will be charged as extras, including lunch, transport, educational trips, after-school clubs, PE kit, lost or damaged books/iPads, laptops and private music tuition.

For families who want to transfer their children to the English system for their Secondary education, we prepare students for the 11+ common entrance exams. We are very proud of our academic success. Our pupils have secured offers from some of the best selective independent schools such as Mill Hill, Emanuel School, Channing School, St Margaret, Halcyon, Westminster School and City of London Boys.

For families who want to remain in the international bilingual education system, children join EIFA Senior School at Year 7 in the view of being awarded either a French Brevet or IGCSE diploma in Year 11.

Quality at the heart of everything we do

EIFA is an approved centre to offer iGCSEs with Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), as well as Edexcel International GCSEs qualifications from Pearson, which are studied in over 55 countries worldwide and at over 350 independent schools in the UK.

Cambridge International
Edexcel - Pearson
ECIS
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When a student leaves our care, our aim is that they will be completely bilingual in English and French, and will have acquired the basis of a lifelong multilingual ability.

Welcome to Senior EIFA

We are delighted to welcome you to our international bilingual Senior School.

EIFA offers a high quality of teaching and learning by delivering an international education based on the French curriculum.

Our aim is to nurture our students with both French and English language and culture while ensuring each of them full fill their academic potential in order to be able to meet the expectations of the French or UK Universities. We make sure our students are valued, respected in their differences and encouraged to be open minded in a multicultural environment.

We also encourage them to take initiatives, to engage in humanitarian projects and to become independent, educated and happy adults, giving them the tools and skills they need to become true citizens of the world.

We look forward to meeting you, your son or daughter and welcoming you to our school

Françoise Zurbach, Head of School

Bilingual curriculum

Our Senior School welcomes students in Year 7 to 11.

From Year 7 to Year 9, the curriculum is based on the French National Curriculum with subjects being taught equally in English and French. In Year 10 French nationals may opt to take the Diplôme National du Brevet and all students may be taking courses in IGCSE subjects. Year 11 is the final year of IGCSE courses and incorporates courses in study skills and research

EIFA will continue to enter students for the Brevet in Year 10. We achieved 100% success rate at the last Brevet examination, and 100% pass rate at the last IGCSE exams.

IGCSE curriculum

Cambridge IGCSE Courses Year 10/11

EIFA Senior school is proud to announce that we will offer Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education for Years 10/11 beginning in September 2017.

IGCSE exams may be taken at the end of Year 11 after two years of study.

EIFA students take IGCSE subjects in English but EIFA will also offer First and Foreign Language French and Art and Design taught in French. Certificates available (subject to demand and individual consultation with families) may therefore include:

French (First or Foreign Language - taught in French) English (First or Foreign Language - taught in English) Spanish (First or Foreign Language - taught in Spanish) / alternatively a student's first Language to be arranged on an individual basis International Mathematics (taught in English) Sciences (taught in English with a bilingual element in Biology according to demand) Art/Design (taught in either English or French in a bilingual class) Drama (taught in English)

The IGCSE is seen by many International School Headteachers as the best preparation for the pre university years (IB Diploma, A levels etc).

Please feel free to email Françoise Zurbach, Head of School via the school's email address if you have any questions at this stage: fzurbach@eifaschool.com.

Opening hours

The school is open from 8.00am.

Classes start at 8.30am and finish at 4.15pm or 3:45pm depending on the year group.

From 3.45pm students have the option to enrol in our extra-curricular activities. For more information, please see Extra-curricular (below).

The school closes at 5.00pm.

Extra curricular

Subject to demand, EIFA offers a wide range of optional extra-curricular activities in the afternoon, from 4.15pm to 5.00pm. The activities are offered to all students registered in the School.

At the beginning of every term, parents will have the option to enrol their children in the homework club and/or an after-school club. The “clubs” activities include various sports, foreign languages, visual arts, drama, private music tuition or simply the homework club. These clubs are offered in either English or French. It is another great opportunity for your child to practise either language outside the classroom setting.

We hope that you will like our range of after-school activities.

Homework club

A Homework Club is offered to prep and secondary students only. Teachers will help the students with their studies and homework.

Afternoon: From 4.15pm to 5.00pm session.

Fees are payable in advance via Parentpay (https://www.parentpay.com) at the beginning of each term (September – December – March). Fees for clubs are non-refundable. Full fee is charged, whether or not a student attended all sessions.

A student may be admitted to the Homework Club when the fee is paid in full. In exceptional cases, a student can attend a Homework Club if the parent notifies the Head of School in advance. Fees are payable in advance via Parentpay (https://www.parentpay.com)

After-school clubs and activities

Different weekly After-school clubs are offered in small groups of students. Activities range from art, drama, to sport and music. Members of the teaching staff, educators or professional coaches will operate the After-school clubs. Details of clubs on offer will be provided at the beginning of each term.

Afternoon: From 4.15pm to 5.00pm session.

Depending on the activity, fees vary between £90 and £150/term. Fees are payable in advance via Parentpay (https://www.parentpay.com) before beginning of each term. Fees for clubs are non-refundable. A student may be admitted to an After-school club when the fee is paid in full. Full fee is charged, whether or not a student attended all sessions.

Private music tuition

EIFA offers weekly private music tuition for piano, violin, guitar, drums and voice. Lessons are provided by qualified music teachers at the school.

During the academic year, fees per 30-minute sessions and 45-minute sessions will be defined at the beginning of the year. Fees are payable in advance via Parentpay (https://www.parentpay.com) before beginning of each term.

For more information, please contact the Head of Admissions instead at: gp@eifaschool.com.

Senior EIFA staff

All our French teachers are French native speakers; they are all certified or hold a teaching diploma from the French Ministry of Education. All our English teachers are qualified, native English speakers, with experience teaching in their home countries as well as in schools around the world.

Admissions

EIFA welcomes applications for admission from all students regardless of nationality, religion or gender. Applications are considered throughout the year and visitors are always welcome to make an appointment to receive a private tour of our school.

There are no formal examination requirements at EIFA. However students are required to demonstrate good academic achievement and ability. Where classes are over-subscribed, priority is given to siblings and Westminster residents.

Applications will be reviewed and a decision taken regarding acceptance only when all of the documents listed below have been received:

  • A completed and signed Application Form together with a photograph of the student and the Registration Fee.
  • A complete official transcript of the student's school record including the results of any standardised testing or other assessments. Parents should request an official transcript to be sent directly to EIFA from each school attended in the last three years, if applicable.
  • A copy of the child's passport and birth certificate.
  • The completed and signed medical form.

Minimum level of English or French required

During the Primary years and up to Year 8 of the Secondary years, we accept children who have not yet mastered one of the two languages of instruction, French or English.

For Year 9 and Year 10 students, admission will be subject to approval by the Head Teacher. Additional assessments may be required based on academic performance of the child.

Entry at 11+

11+ students will be invited for an informal interview with the Head of Curriculum. This interview will be held at the school or via Skype/telephone if needed. Students will also be asked to produce a recommendation letter from a teacher or principal of their current school.

Process

Applications will be reviewed and a decision taken regarding acceptance only when all of the documents listed below have been received:

A completed and signed Application Form together with a photograph of the student and the Registration Fee.

A complete official transcript of the student’s school record including the results of any standardised testing or other assessments. Parents should request an official transcript to be sent directly to EIFA from each school attended in the last three years, if applicable.

A copy of the child’s passport and birth certificate.

The completed and signed medical form.

If you have any additional questions on any aspect of the admission process, or if you wish to book an appointment, visit our school or meet Ms Dehon, do not hesitate to contact:

Head of Admissions:  Ms Gaël Panhelleux    |   e: gp@eifaschool.com   |   t:  +44 20 7637 5351

Our vision is to present a truly bilingual environment, a school where a combination of high quality, imaginative and engaging teaching gives students the priceless gift of two mother tongues.

Senior EIFA Fees

School Fees for Year 7 to Year 11, for 2018-19

School Registration Fee (non refundable):      £300

School Deposit (non refundable):      £2,000

The registration fee and deposit must be received with the application form to secure the school place.

Non-refundable Capital Development Fee (One-off £1,000 Fee in first year - £300 each subsequent year).

Year 7 to Year 9:      £7,300/termYear

10 & Year 11:      £7,500/term

Payment of Fees

School fees are payable termly in advance, and accounts must be settled in full on, or before, the first day of each term. Interest will be charged on overdue fees. Students will not be allowed to start school until invoices have been settled.

Extras – other costs incurred by the School or the student on the student's behalf will be charged as extras, including transport, residential trips, after-school clubs, PE kit, lost or damaged books, iPads/laptops, private music tuition. 

Payment may be made by BACS to: L'Ecole Internationale Franco Anglaise Ltd HSBC Bank PLC (60 Queen Victoria Street, London, EC4N 4TR) Sort Code: 401160 Account No.: 70723347 IBAN No.: GB83HBUK40116070723347 Swift Code: MIDLGB22

Please quote the Child's Name when making a Direct Payment

Please note that a full term's written notice is required for the withdrawal of your child from  EIFA or a term's fees in lieu will be due. A term's notice means notice given on or before the last day of term, in writing. Notices must be emailed, hand delivered or sent by recorded or guaranteed delivery post to EIFA: 36 Portland Place, London, W1B 1LS. Fees are also payable if Little EIFA is closed for any event beyond our reasonable control, including but not limited to, lack of essential services and weather conditions.

Late Payment

Little EIFA reserves the right to charge interest at 5% above the base rate for the time being for late payment of fees.

School supplies

Senior School Supplies 2018-2019: Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11,Y12 classes

EIFA School is an APPLE school, all senior school students need to bring a laptop preferably a Macbook. For all classes
  • Blue, red, green, black ballpoint pens
  • 1 cartridge pen & an ink eraser
  • 1 HB pencil & 1 pencil sharpener
  • 3 different coloured highlighters
  • glue & scissors
  • 20cm clear plastic ruler
  • double sided Seyes lines large format
  • single sided Seyes lines large format
  • coloured pencils
  • 1 USB flash drive
History Geography For all classes:
  • medium-sized felt tip pens
  • 1 cardboard folder with flaps 24X32
Mathematics For all classes:
  • micrometric paper A4, 1 mm
  • tracing paper A4
  • clear plastic set square
  • a protracter marked in degrees (0-180 and 180-0) in clear plastic
  • 1 compass with small pencil
  • 1 cardboard folder with flaps 24X32
Y7 to Y10 classes:
  • 1 Casio fx-92 Collège 2D+ Calculator
Y11 class:
  • 1 Texas Instruments TI-83 Premium CE graphic calculator
Physics/Chemistry and Sciences : For all classes :
  • 1 long sleeve white lab coat
  • 1 folder with flaps
  • 1 clear plastic set square
  • 1 black fineliner felt tip pen
  • 1 calculator (for Y11 only)
Biology Y9, Y10, Y11 classes:
  • 1 long sleeve white lab coat
  • 1 folder with flaps
  • 1 black fineliner felt tip pen
  • 1 calculator (for Y11 only)
Technology Y9, Y10 classes:
  • 1 flexible binder 24x32
  • 1 folder with flaps
  • 1 calculator
  • 1 long sleeve white lab coat
  • 1 set square

Textbooks

A set of textbooks is lent to each student for the duration of the school year. At the end of the year, or earlier for transferring students, the books must be returned in the condition in which they were issued, allowance being made for normal wear and tear.

A charge will be made for textbooks and library books lost or damaged beyond the accepted standard.

From Nursery to Year 6, certain stationery items will be provided by the School. From Year 7 onwards, students are responsible for providing their own stationery and personal equipment.

Executive Head and Co-founder

Terms and conditions

Please read these carefully before signing the Acceptance Form.

Frequently asked questions

We compiled a list of questions that parents have asked us during the application process. Please contact us if you have any additional questions and we will be happy to answer them personally.

Registrations are open for Years 7 to 10.
EIFA Senior School is located in the heart of Marylebone and only a few minutes' walk from the EIFA Junior School. The address is Duchess House, 10 Duchess Street, London, W1G 9AB.
Yes, we organise Open Events. 'Contact us' page to consult the dates of our next Open Events and register your interest.
From Year 7 to Year 9 (6e à la 4e), the curriculum is based on the French National Curriculum with subjects being taught equally in English and French. In Year 10 (classe de 3e) French nationals may opt to take the Diplôme National du Brevet and all students may be taking courses in IGCSE subjects. Year 11 (classe de seconde) is the final year of IGCSE courses and incorporates courses in study skills and research.
Yes, EIFA Senior School follows the French curriculum up until Y11. Y10 children sit the Diplôme National du Brevet.
We offer Spanish as an additional language for all Senior School children. Additional languages can be offered if there is enough demand for them.
Yes, students have access to computers both during and after school.
Fees for the academic year 2018-19 are as follows: School Fees for Year 7 to Year 12, for 2018-19

One-off registration fee £300 Non-refundable deposit £2,000 The registration fee and deposit must be received with the application form to secure the school place. Non-refundable Capital Development Fee One-off £1,000 Capital Development Fee (first year). £300 each subsequent year. Year 7 to Year 9

£7,300/term

Year 10 & Year 11

£7,500/term

Generous school fees discounts are available, including sibling discount and advance-payment discount. Please contact the School Secretary, Ms Panhelleux, for further information: gp@ecole-ifa.com. School fees are payable termly in advance and accounts must be settled in full on, or before, the first day of each term. Interest will be charged on overdue fees. Students will not be allowed to start school until invoices have been settled. Extras: Other costs incurred by the School or the student on the student's behalf will be charged as extras, including lunch, transport, educational trips, after-school clubs, PE kit, lost or damaged books/iPads, laptops and private music tuition.
For families who want to transfer their children to the English system for their Secondary education, we prepare students for the 11+ common entrance exams. We are very proud of our academic success. Our pupils have secured offers from some of the best selective independent schools such as Mill Hill, Emanuel School, Channing School, St Margaret, Halcyon, Westminster School and City of London Boys. For families who want to remain in the bilingual education system, children join EIFA Senior School with the view to being awarded the bilingual IB Diploma. For families who want their children to obtain a French baccalauréat, they may transfer to French secondary schools.

Quality at the heart of everything we do

EIFA is an approved centre to offer iGCSEs with Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), as well as Edexcel International GCSEs qualifications from Pearson, which are studied in over 55 countries worldwide and at over 350 independent schools in the UK.

EIFA Junior School 36 Portland Place London, W1B 1LS.

EIFA Senior School Duchess House, 10 Duchess Street London, W1G 9AB.

+44 (0) 20 7637 5351

admissions@eifaschool.com