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École Jeannine Manuel

   École Jeannine Manuel

École Jeannine Manuel in London is a French, bilingual, international school which opened its doors in September 2015 on Bedford Square with the objective of bringing a unique perspective in the landscape of international schools in London. An associated UNESCO school, École Jeannine Manuel welcomes pupils from all nationalities, cultural traditions and native languages.
Everything they do at École Jeannine Manuel is driven by their 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, their 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 their Paris sister school, founded in 1954 and recognized as the top French Lycée for the fourth consecutive year. 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 outside facilities at the pupil’s disposal – as well as a wide range of after-school clubs.
English and French are used equally in class. They welcome non French-speaking students at all levels and beginners in English up to Year 7. Their 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, their teaching methods aim at making pupils think, do and share. Their international team 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.
Pursuing its gradual expansion, École Jeannine Manuel welcomed 125 new students last September. The school now has 300 pupils from Nursery to Year 9, a multicultural student body representing almost 40 nationalities. Next year, the school shall enrol pupils through Year 10, the next step towards a primary and secondary school of 900 students leading to the French and International Baccalaureates.

Business detail

43-45 Bedford Square
020 3829 5970
Closest tube
Tottenham Court Road, Goodge Street
Opening Hours
8.30am – 3.15pm (After-School: 3.30pm – 5pm)


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