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Ticks the right boxes for families who appreciate a certain discipline associated with French education (we saw lots of immaculate handwriting), and the opportunity to acquire or maintain French language fluency, but who at the same time like the quirkiness of an international school. Year 2 pupils were the proud to be the winners of a recent European film competition for the animated movie they created. Parents told us of a trip to Brussels where the students had a hand in crafting an EU law on the environment...

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EIFA International School ("EIFA") is an independent, co-ed, secular and international school that provides a bilingual education to children aged 2 to 16 years old. From nursery to Year 10 its curriculum is based on the French National curriculum and classes are taught in both French and English. From Year 10 onward students may follow an international programme leading to Cambridge IGCSE qualifications at the end of Year 11. ...Read more

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All-through school (for example 3-18 years). - An all-through school covers junior and senior education. It may start at 3 or 4, or later, and continue through to 16 or 18. Some all-through schools set exams at 11 or 13 that pupils must pass to move on.

What The Good Schools Guide says

Executive Head

Since September 2018, co-founder Isabelle Faulkner, Quebec lawyer and English solicitor, has two school-age children, the youngest at EIFA.

Head of school since September 2018 is Françoise Zurbach, who has been teacher, pedagogical counsellor, and head of school in France and London for more than 20 years. With a French father and English mother, she spent her first 10 years at an English school in Montreal, moving to France and continuing her education in the French system. She spent 20 years teaching in a small French primary school, moving to head Wix primary in London in 2013.

Academic matters

Nursery children in Little EIFA follow the EYFS, taught in French and English; therefore children learn literacy and reading at an earlier age than would be the case in a traditional French setting....

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