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.
Year 11 as well as IB Diploma Programme students must be fluent in both English and French.
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.
Entry at 16+
16+ students will be invited for an informal interview with the Head Teacher. 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 as well as to write a motivational letter in either English or French.
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:
Ms Gaël Panhelleux
Head of Admissions
+44 20 7637 5351
Terms and conditions
Please read these carefully before signing the Acceptance Form.
Registration and deposit fees
A Registration Fee of £150 must accompany each Application Form. This non-refundable Fee covers all administrative work involved in processing the application.
A deposit of £1,500 per student is required after a student has been accepted and must be received before a place can be confirmed. The deposit is held and refunded when a child leaves the School provided that a full term's notice of withdrawal has been given in writing to the Head of School.
For all new applicants in Year 7 to Year 11, the Registration Fee of £150 and the Deposit of £1,500 are required with each Application Form.
There is a one-off, non-refundable fee of £1,000 paid during the first year of the student's enrolment followed by an annual payment of £300 (Capital Development Fee). These Capital Development Fees are invoiced with the Tuition Fees. Capital Development Fees are intended to provide the School with the funds to help meet the cost of improvements to the School's programme and facilities.
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.