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Parents highlight the bilingual programme as their primary motive for seeking out the school. ‘The bilingual teaching is superb’, ‘I couldn’t recommend it more’, and ‘They are so comfortable in both English and French and seamlessly move between them’ were just some of the superlatives we heard. Parents unanimously agree that school’s focus on providing an international education, ethos and mindset is second to none, and they are proud to be part of the school’s founding history. If you are looking for a bilingual education within a high-achieving, internationally-minded community…

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École Jeannine Manuel in London is a French, bilingual, international school which opened in London in 2015. The school is housed across three sites in Bloomsbury, all within a five minute walk of the British Museum. The school welcomes pupils from all nationalities, cultural traditions and native languages from 3 to 18 years old (Nursery - Sixth Form). Non-French speakers are welcome at any stage.

Ecole Jeannine Manuel's curriculum is based on an enriched, bilingual adaptation of the French national curriculum, including English, Science and Chinese programmes developed by and for the school and inspired by its core vision: to promote international understanding through a bilingual education.

École Jeannine Manuel is the sister school of its Paris namesake, a UNESCO associated school founded in 1954 and one of France’s most prestigious schools ranked top French Lycée for the tenth consecutive year. The London school is a British “Charity” inspected by ISI and is also an accredited member of COBIS; it shares the Paris school’s commitment to pedagogical innovation through the search for best practices with the aim to have pupils who are happy to come to school to think, do and share with others.
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Since 2015, Pauline Prévot. Degree in biology and science education from Versailles and Saint Quentin University and a DESS, or masters, in computer science. Celebrating 20 years with École Jeannine Manuel schools. Started out in École Jeannine Manuel Paris where she taught for 12 years (maths and science, then head of computing) before she was enticed to establish the ‘sister school’ in London. Arrived not just with family in tow, but as a full family affair – her husband is the school bursar and their two children are pupils in the middle school (‘Yes, they love it and yes, [at home] we talk about school a lot!’).

Quietly assured and softly spoken (we don’t imagine too many harried ‘Ooh là là’ moments within her day), she admits that having ‘arrived like...

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