|Name||College Francais Bilingue De Londres|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Address||87 Holmes Road, London, NW5 3AX|
|Number of Pupils||661 (51.1% boys 48.9% girls)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0.0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||0%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Information about this school
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The Collège Français Bilingue de Londres is situated in Kentish Town, in the London Borough of Camden. It opened in September 2011 with a permitted maximum of 640 boys and girls aged from five to 15 years. It is currently registered for up to 700 pupils. In the primary department, half of the curriculum time is taught in French and half in English. In the secondary department, pupils study a common core of subjects and follow two distinct pathways, a bilingual one and a multilingual one. The school does not use any alternative provision. It provides after-school care until 6.00pm for pupils aged from five to 11 years. There are currently 694 pupils on roll. None of the pupils has a statement of special educational needs. Most pupils are French or British, but other nationalities are represented. In the final year of school, pupils take the French national diploma (DNB). The leadership structure includes a headteacher who oversees the whole school, two deputy headteachers and subject leaders. There is a board of trustees which checks that the school complies with the standards for independent schools in the United Kingdom, oversees financial and human resources matters, and supports the development of the school. The school aims to ‘deliver a bilingual and bi-cultural education to French-speaking pupils’.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The headteacher has established effective systems that are continuing to raise standards from an already high baseline. This improvement is most evident in mathematics and languages teaching. The school complies with the statutory requirements for independent schools. Pupils in all year groups are making good progress. Leaders and teachers make effective use of assessment information to target support at individuals who are at risk of falling behind. This approach is less well established in the primary phase, however. Governors are proud of the school. They have the accurate information they need about the school to play a fully effective role in its development. Teaching is outstanding. Teachers know the pupils very well. Pupils of all abilities find that learning is exciting because lessons capture their interests. Since the previous inspection, teachers have created more opportunities for pupils to write in depth across all subjects. Teaching has not only focused on improving pupils’ skills in English, science and modern languages, but also on the wider curriculum, including physical education, history and geography. Pupils’ attendance is very good, reflecting the importance placed on it by leaders and staff. It is now well above that found in maintained secondary schools in the UK. Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are doing well because care is taken to plan work that meets their individual needs. Pupils show respect, tolerance and kindness towards others. They are very well behaved and are willing to work hard. Leaders have ensured that pupils are very well cared for and make excellent provision for their personal development. Pupils enter the school from a wide variety of early years settings and the school ensures that they make a very good start in becoming effective bilingual learners. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.