École Jeannine Manuel - London
Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 3DN, UK
020 3829 5970
Co-educational Day Preparatory & Senior, Nursery & Sixth Form
|Head of School||Pauline Prévot|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18 years|
|Number of pupils||620|
|Day fees per annum||£22,740 per annum|
|Curriculum||FrBacc, IBDP, IGCSE|
|Language of Instruction||English, French|
|Associations||COBIS, ECIS, ISA, ISC, IB|
École Jeannine Manuel in London is a French bilingual, international school which opened its doors in Bloomsbury in September 2015. With over 45 nationalities currently represented in our student body, we are proud to welcome pupils from all countries, cultural traditions and native languages.
Everything we do at École Jeannine Manuel is driven by our mission, which consists in "promoting international understanding through the bilingual education of a multicultural community of students, the fostering of pedagogical innovation, and the constant exploration of best practices in the context of an ever-changing global environment."
To achieve that, our curriculum is based on an enriched version of the international sections programs of the French Ministry of Education. The English, Science and Chinese programs were developed by our Paris sister school, a UNESCO associated school founded in 1954 and consistently recognised as a top French Lycée in national rankings. In History, the curriculum is complemented so pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain's past and that of the wider world. Co-curricular activities include sports - with various facilities at the pupil's disposal - as well as a wide range of after-school clubs.
English and French are used equally in class. We welcome non-French-speaking students at all levels and beginners in English up to Year 7. Our aim is to bring pupils to a native proficiency - oral and written - in both languages because a true bilingual education enhances pupils' capacity for abstract, conceptual thinking and develops a sense of nuance, nurtured by exposure to multiple perspectives.
The key drivers of our school's pedagogy are coherence and innovation. Inspired by current research in cognitive sciences and by best practices from around the world or designed by our school's pedagogues, our teaching methods aim to make pupils think, dare, share and care. Our international teams of teachers stimulate new ideas that lead to a creative, pioneering education: hands-on manipulations in math, inquiry-based learning in the sciences, and teamwork are among the practices that foster pupil engagement and growth.
In Sixth Form, students take either the International French Baccalaureate ("BFI") or the International Bacclaureate ("IB"), leading them to receiving offers from top universities across the globe.