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A truly international education

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

Welcome to Middle School

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

EIFA offers a high quality of teaching and learning by delivering an international 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.

Stéphane Kuhn and Françoise Zurbach
Joint Heads of School

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.

Admissions for the academic year 2024-2025 remain open for years 7, 8 and 9.

Minimum level of English or French required

During the Junior years, we accept children who have not yet mastered one of the two languages of instruction, French or English.

From Year 7, admission will be subject to approval by the Head of School. Additional assessments may be required based on academic performance of the child.

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 the school’s Registrar:  e: registrar@eifaschool.com   |   t:  +44 20 7637 5351
You can also contact Mme Zurbach (fz@eifaschool.com, +44 7469 206633, +33 620363027).

Middle School 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.

Middle School Registration and School Fees

Academic Year: 2024 – 2025

REGISTRATION
New Pupils Administrative Fee (One-off, non-refundable) £300
New Pupils School Entrance Fee (One-off, non-refundable) £2,000
SCHOOL FEES (per term)
Year 7 £8,617
Year 8 £8,617
Year 9 £8,617

Please note that School fees to not include lunch, which will be charged at £465 per term.
A 5% discount is applicable on fees paid yearly in advance
A 5% discount per sibling applies to the second child, up to 15% in total (3 siblings)
School fees are subject to yearly reviews

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: HBUKGB4B

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 prior to the child’s withdrawal, in writing. Notices must be emailed to the Head of School, 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.

Please note that all international bank transfers are to be made net of all bank fees. EIFA reserves the right to invoice parents all bank fees charged to the school.

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.

Terms and conditions

Please read these carefully before signing the Acceptance Form.

Bilingual curriculum

From Year 7 to Year 9, We follow the combined programs of the French National Education system and the British and International curricula, with subjects being taught equally in English and French. Our pupils will enrich their cultural and linguistic outlook by learning Spanish or German. They will have the opportunity to learn Latin as an option.

Sports

EIFA International School offers a wide variety of sports which ensures that all students are able to take part or compete in this important area of school life regardless of their talents or skills.

We value sport not only for the health and fitness benefits it provides but also for the values it instills: discipline, independence, determination, camaraderie and teamwork.

Students are encouraged to participate at all levels and they can be confident of receiving excellent coaching and an opportunity to represent EIFA in matches against other schools.

Extra curricular

Subject to demand, EIFA offers optional extra-curricular activities such as coding, football, drama, street dance or private music lessons.

Homework club

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

Afternoon: From 4.30pm 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)

Private music tuition

EIFA offers weekly private music tuition for piano. 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 school Registrar at: registrar@eifaschool.com.

School supplies

Senior School Supplies 2023-2024: Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11,Y12, Y13 classes

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

For all classes from Y7 to Y13
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
coloured pencils
1 USB flash drive
EIFA PE Kit available HERE.

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 protractor 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 to Y13 classes:
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 black fineliner felt tip pen

Biology
Y9, Y10, Y11 classes:
1 long sleeve white lab coat

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.

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 9.

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.

At EIFA, every day is an Open Day. We offer a private tour with our Head of School and trial days at your convenience. Please consult our ‘Contact us‘ page to book your visit.

We offer Spanish and German as curriculum options from Y7.We also offer Latin as an additional language club.

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

Please visit our school fees section above.

Children can easily transfer to French schools in France and abroad. However, from year 8, they will need to pass an exam entrance to attest of their level of French.

EIFA is part of the MLF and AEFE networks and can offer support and advice for your applications to French schools around the world.

EIFA is not a prep school. However, on request, our English teachers can prepare pupils for the exam.

About EIFAQuality at the heart
of everything we do
English-French bilingual education
Internationally accredited education
Fostering open-minded
and flexible citizens of the world

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

Welcome to Middle School

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

EIFA offers a high quality of teaching and learning by delivering an international 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.

Stéphane Kuhn and Françoise Zurbach
Joint Heads of School

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.

Admissions for the academic year 2024-2025 remain open for years 7, 8 and 9.

Minimum level of English or French required

During the Junior years, we accept children who have not yet mastered one of the two languages of instruction, French or English.

From year 7, admission will be subject to approval by the Head of School. Additional assessments may be required based on academic performance of the child.

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 the school’s Registrar:  e: registrar@eifaschool.com   |   t:  +44 20 7637 5351
You can also contact Mme Zurbach (fz@eifaschool.com, +44 7469 206633, +33 620363027).

Middle School 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.

Scholarships

We are proud of the diversity of our pupils and the all-inclusive nature of our School. We believe in the importance of nurturing talent and high achievement. Scholarships offer pupils opportunities, as well as recognise and celebrate outstanding commitment and potential in a range of disciplines.
We look to make such awards to gifted and talented pupils who will be a credit to themselves and the School.

EIFA scholarships are offered to new pupils entering our School. Scholarships are not means tested and may be held in more than one discipline simultaneously.

These are awarded for:

  • Academic excellence in one or more fields of study;
  • In recognition of a pupil’s creative artistry; and/or
  • Pupils who demonstrate outstanding potential to succeed.
  • Scholarship pupils are expected to demonstrate commitment and enthusiasm (academic and non-academic) as well as maintaining high levels of attendance, throughout their time at EIFA School.

    To apply for a scholarship please complete the short online form below.

    Scholarship applications should initially be discussed with the Head of School and a meeting will be arranged which will include the relevant subject specialist.

    Pupils invited to attend a scholarship meeting will be asked to bring supporting documentation with them, which could comprise of:

  • A copy of the pupil’s last school report
  • A portfolio of work which shows the range of technical skills (for artistic fields of study)
  • Examples of work in their chosen area of excellence.
  • Following the initial meeting, the pupil may be asked to complete a task relevant to the area identified on the Scholarship application.

    Recommendations for the award of a scholarship will be made by the Head of School to the School Board, who will make the final determination.
    Please note that scholarships are only available for pupils who are UK residents.



    Please give details of the subject area(s) for which you wish to be considered for a scholarship. Do not select a Modern Foreign Language Scholarship if it is your native language.
    Please provide details in this space of any identified special educational needs, e.g., extra time allowance awarded based on an Educational Psychologist’s report. A copy of the report should be attached to this form.


    Middle School Registration and School Fees

    Academic Year: 2024 – 2025

    REGISTRATION
    New Pupils Administrative Fee
    (One-off, non-refundable)
    £300
    New Pupils School Entrance Fee
    (One-off, non-refundable)
    £2,000
    SCHOOL FEES
    (per term)
    Year 7 £8,617
    Year 8 £8,617
    Year 9 £8,617

    Please note that School fees to not include lunch, which will be charged at £465 per term.
    A 5% discount is applicable on fees paid yearly in advance
    A 5% discount per sibling applies to the second child, up to 15% in total (3 siblings)
    School fees are subject to yearly reviews

    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: HBUKGB4B

    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 prior to the child’s withdrawal, in writing. Notices must be emailed to the Head of School, 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.

    Please note that all international bank transfers are to be made net of all bank fees. EIFA reserves the right to invoice parents all bank fees charged to the school.

    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.

    Terms and conditions

    Please read these carefully before signing the Acceptance Form.

    Bilingual curriculum

    From Year 7 to Year 9, We follow the combined programs of the French National Education system and the British and International curricula, with subjects being taught equally in English and French. Our pupils will enrich their cultural and linguistic outlook by learning Spanish or German. They will have the opportunity to learn Latin as an option.

    Sports

    EIFA International School offers a wide variety of sports which ensures that all students are able to take part or compete in this important area of school life regardless of their talents or skills.

    We value sport not only for the health and fitness benefits it provides but also for the values it instills: discipline, independence, determination, camaraderie and teamwork.

    Students are encouraged to participate at all levels and they can be confident of receiving excellent coaching and an opportunity to represent EIFA in matches against other schools.

    Extra curricular

    Subject to demand, EIFA offers optional extra-curricular activities such as coding, football, drama, street dance or private music lessons.

    Homework club

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

    Afternoon: From 4.30pm 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)

    Private music tuition

    EIFA offers weekly private music tuition for piano. 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 school Registrar at: registrar@eifaschool.com.

    School supplies

    Senior School Supplies 2023-2024: Y7, Y8, Y9, Y10, Y11,Y12, Y13 classes

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

    For all classes from Y7 to Y13
    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
    coloured pencils
    1 USB flash drive
    EIFA PE Kit available HERE.

    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 protractor 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 to Y13 classes:
    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 black fineliner felt tip pen

    Biology
    Y9, Y10, Y11 classes:
    1 long sleeve white lab coat

    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.

    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 9.

    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.

    At EIFA, every day is an Open Day. We offer a private tour with our Head of School and trial days at your convenience. Please consult our ‘Contact us‘ page to book your visit.

    We offer Spanish and German as curriculum options from Y7.We also offer Latin as an additional language club.

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

    Please visit our school fees section above.

    Children can easily transfer to French schools in France and abroad. However, from year 8, they will need to pass an exam entrance to attest of their level of French.

    EIFA is part of the MLF and AEFE networks and can offer support and advice for your applications to French schools around the world.

    EIFA is not a prep school . However, on request, our English teachers can prepare pupils for the exam.

    Quality at the heart of everything we do.

    EIFA is a MLF approved school and AEFE partner. EIFA offers its students the opportunity to take the DELF (Diploma in French Language Studies) and the DELE (Spanish Diploma).