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.
Where do teachers come from?
Our teachers are qualified, native-English and native-French speakers with experience teaching in their home countries as well as in schools around the world. We also make a point of recruiting teachers with the right mindset and our teachers are truly dedicated to offering a tailored and supportive environment to allow each child to develop rapidly, confidently and equally in two languages and two cultures.
Where do our students come from?
EIFA is an international school and children in our primary school currently represent more than 30 nationalities. Most children have dual nationality and we have a fair proportion of Francophone families.
How do you facilitate integration for international families who are not Francophones or Anglophones?
EIFA is a boutique school and we place a strong emphasis on small class sizes, so that children can get the individual and tailored support they need. The feedback we receive from families in the EIFA Junior School is that their children have integrated very rapidly compared with other international schools abroad. We also have EAL teachers.
We also have a vibrant and dynamic parents association called EIFA Parents who welcome new families when they arrive in our School. The aims of EIFA Parents are to raise funds for projects and equipment to benefit the School community as a whole, and to organise social events to enable our School parents to meet and get to know each other, such as coffee mornings, summer parties and sports day picnics.
What are the class sizes per year group?
We will have approximately 20 students in any one class.
Do you support children with DYS learning difficulties?
We are a small, family school and each child receives individual attention. Moreover, we give extra attention to children with 'DYS' learning difficulties such as dyspraxia, dyslexia and dysgraphia. Our teachers work in close collaboration with our medical staff to assess children's learning difficulties and adjust exercises, tasks and homework accordingly. For example, children with dyslexia might be given fewer spelling words to learn and an extra 20% time to sit tests.
What facilities do you have for sport?
We make use of the extensive facilities in Regent's Park, which is a short walk from our Schools, as well as visiting local leisure centres for activities such as swimming.
Where does recess take place?
Students will be taken to the local park for their daily recess.
Do you have a school uniform?
EIFA Schools have a non-uniform policy. However, children are required to wear the EIFA PE kit.
Do you provide lunch?
We will offer hot meals every day. The School menu is posted on our website at the beginning of each term. School lunch is compulsory unless your child suffers from a food allergy, evidenced with a doctor's note.
Do you offer a school bus service?
Yes. There is a bus company that provides a bus service. Please contact them directly to arrange transport. This company is independent of the School. Parents are free to use other companies.
La Clef des Champs, Tel: 020 8376 5006, Mob: 07703 677669 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you run any extra-curricular activities?
Yes. We run a rich and varied programme of afterschool clubs. The full list is published on our website at the beginning of each term.