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College Francais Bilingue De Londres

87 Holmes Road, Kentish Town, London, NW5 3AX

Established in 2011, Collège Français Bilingue de Londres provides French-English bilingual education to 700 students aged 3 to 15 years old. Tolerance and openness are central to CFBL’s philosophy and permeate our community comprising some 35 different nationalities. Our school...
College Francais Bilingue De Londres

Phone: 02079937400

Website: www.cfbl.org.uk

Head: Mr Denis Bittmann

Established in 2011, Collège Français Bilingue de Londres provides French-English bilingual education to 700 students aged 3 to 15 years old. Tolerance and openness are central to CFBL’s philosophy and permeate our community comprising some 35 different nationalities. Our school is located near Hampstead, in central London, and provides students with an excellent education, underpinned by a special commitment to language learning and digital culture. Our students are nurtured in a welcoming environment where they can discover the joys of learning, supported by attentive teaching staff whose approach is based on mutual trust and respect. Our students are encouraged to interact, be creative and take initiatives in our multicultural environment, in which they can acquire academic knowledge and also develop the human, relational qualities which will guide them through their years at school and beyond. At the end of their schooling at CFBL, our students move on to a French lycée in London (mainly the Lycée International Winston Churchill, but also the Lycée Charles de Gaulle) or another school in France or overseas. Some students continue in the English educational system.

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https://www.cfbl.org.uk/en/learning/secondary-school

Advice For Parents

We encourage you to come and visit the school during our Open Mornings to discover our magnificent listed building, and the warm, welcoming atmosphere that permeates it. A visit is also a great opportunity to find out more about our teachings and highly qualified staff. To find out more about CFBL, you can request a brochure, or direct any questions you might have to Aurore Bouvet.

Typical Child

CFBL welcomes over 150 new students each year from the ages of 3 to 15. Students are from all backgrounds, with over 35 nationalities represented throughout the student body.

Financial Assistance

French consulate: Parents of French pupils can apply for a means-tested bursary with the French Consulate General in London. Applicants must: be French citizens, be on the French consulate’s register, live with their family (mother and/or father) in the country in which the school is located. Please check the French consulate’s website for application deadlines, which may differ from CFBL’s registration deadlines. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the French consulate directly: social.londres-fslt@diplomatie.gouv.fr French Scholarship Foundation: The French Scholarship Foundation (FSF) is a young and dynamic Registered Charity created in 2015 whose objective is to provide financial support for school fees to families facing temporary financial hardship. The FSF supports children of any nationality both at CFBL and LIL Winston Churchill. Having recently benefited from a kind donation, FSF can now broaden its actions to help pupils continue their education in those schools. Families from both schools with financial needs may submit an online application. The Foundation handles all applications in an impartial and confidential manner. For more information on their financial assistance policy or for any questions, please check the FSF website. => More information on: https://www.cfbl.org.uk/en/admissions/financial-aid

Highly Regarded For

- deliver a bilingual and multicultural education to pupils. - foster academic excellence by following the French curriculum as set out by the French Éducation Nationale whilst at the same time realising the full potential of each child. - give advice and help to pupils, as well as their families, in order to help them realise the best possible educational path. - promote the personal development of the pupils by offering them as wide a choice as possible of group and individual activities within the fields of art, culture and sport and to this end, to promote extra-curricular activities. - prepare pupils for their entry into the upper secondary section of the French Lycée or help pupils transfer into the English education system. - teach pupils to respect and embrace the richness and cultural diversity which CFBL offers.

Leavers' Destinations

At the end of Year 10, our students move on to a French lycée in London (mainly the Lycée International Winston Churchill, but also the Lycée Charles de Gaulle) or another school in France or overseas. Some students continue in the English educational system.

Sector: Independent

Day/Boarding: Day Only

Setting: City

Total Pupils: 661

Ages Covered: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Gender: Co-ed

Religious Ethos: None

Opening Date: 2/18/1992

Ofsted Rating: Outstanding

Ofsted Date: 28/06/2018

Sibling Policy: Yes

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Entry Routes: 3+

Selection: Not Academically Selective

Early Application: None

Languages: French, German, Spanish, Latin, Chinese

Curriculum:

  • British
  • Early Years National Curriculum
  • French

Recreational Space:
Secure playground