|Name||L’Ecole Bilingue Elementaire|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||26 February 2019|
|Address||St David’s Welsh Church, St Mary’s Terrace, London, W2 1SJ|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0.0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||0%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
L’ École Bilingue Elementaire is a bilingual school that follows both the French and English education systems. The school is inspected annually by inspectors from the French educational system. The school was last inspected by Ofsted in March 2016, when it was judged to be providing an outstanding quality of education. Since the last inspection, an advisory board has been set up to provide proprietors and leaders with external support and challenge.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school Proprietors have ensured that all independent school standards are met, including the statutory requirements of the early years foundation stage. Leaders are exceptionally creative in combining best practice in the English and French education systems. As a result, pupils are very well prepared for their next stage of education in either English or French schools. The recently appointed advisory board support and challenge the proprietors and leaders robustly. Since the last inspection, this accountability has enabled sustained and excellent outcomes for all pupils in both English and French curriculums. The quality of teaching and learning is highly effective due to high expectations and teachers’ regular checks on pupils’ learning, which ensures that their different abilities are met. Consequently, pupils make very good progress in their learning. Leaders have designed rich and stimulating curriculums, which inspire pupils to develop a love of learning in a wide range of subjects. Pupils behaviour is exemplary. They demonstrate consistently strong attitudes to learning, which enables them to make excellent progress. Pupils show remarkable care and respect for one another. As a result, they feel safe, genuinely respected and enjoy coming to school. Leaders’ work with diligence to enhance pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness, which is very effective in preparing pupils for their future lives. The quality of teaching, learning and care in the early years foundation stage is good. However, the provision and learning environments are not as conducive to high standards and attitudes as found elsewhere in the school. 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.