Frequently Asked Questions

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We deliver an enhanced English National Curriculum from Early Years through to A Level. This comprises:

Our international curriculum combines our Learning.First™ frameworks with a personalised and inclusive approach to learning. 

We accept applications all year round and your child can start at any time during the academic year. Contact our Admissions Team here

The British School of Geneva is conveniently located on the main road through Châtelaine, providing excellent connectivity. Positioned just two minutes from the motorway and a brief 10-minute drive, or a couple of stops on the tram, from the United Nations in Geneva’s international quarter, our school is ideally placed for easy access.

Direct bus routes—6, 19, 22, and 51—stop right at the Chatelaine bus stop outside our school, providing an easy and safe daily commute for our students.

We also offer a dedicated transport service for families on the right bank of Geneva and neighbouring France, enhancing the ease with which students and families can locate us.

For more details on transport options or to get directions to our school at Av. de Châtelaine 95A, 1219 Châtelaine, please reach out to our Admissions team.

Our class sizes vary depending on the age-group pathway. Our children learn in class sizes of no more than 18, with a teacher and teaching assistant in Early years, and our A Level students learn in groups of no more than 14. 

We offer English as an Additional Language (EAL) programmes for students who need extra help with their speaking, reading, and writing. We use both Oxford and Password EAL assessments. Find out more about our advanced and supportive approach to multilingualism.

We offer a variety of languages reflecting the diversity of our students, who collectively speak over 60 different languages.  

In Early Years, Primary and Secondary, English and French are core offerings. For students interested in expanding their language skills, we also provide German, Russian, and Spanish through requested co-curricular activities. 

For A-Level students, we offer courses in English Language and Literature and French. Modern foreign languages such as German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, and Japanese can also be added for a moderate additional fee.

At the British School of Geneva, our Learning.First™ philosophy supports every student’s unique learning journey. We’re committed to recognisng and enhancing individual learning styles and paces within our inclusive environment. 
From the outset, we conduct detailed assessments to identify any extra support your child might need, whether that’s English as an Additional Language or more specialised evaluations. We take a collaborative approach, working closely with you and our multidisciplinary team to tailor support that ensures every student thrives. 

We welcome students with mild to moderate learning needs and provide them with the necessary tools for success, including differentiated learning strategies and Individual Education Plans. Our aim is to equip every student with the resources they need on their personal learning journey. 

Please share as much information as possible during the admissions process to help us prepare the most effective and personalised support for your child. Note, given our competitive tuition fees, additional support is available at an extra cost.

Our students can opt into our hot lunch programme, where delicious meets nutritious every day. Our caterer is proudly certified with the Fourchette Verte quality label, guaranteeing that every meal is not only tasty but also perfectly balanced We accommodate a range of dietary preferences to ensure that every student can enjoy a healthy meal suited to their needs.

Yes, students at the British School of Geneva wear their uniforms with pride, reflecting our shared values and community spirit. 

Designed for comfort and style, the uniform is required for all students through Year 11, including school shoes and bags. A Level students (Years 12 and 13) have the flexibility to choose their attire. 

To order the official school uniform, please visit our designated supplier, Trutex, at Register using the school code: LEA000128TF. 

We have a Parent Portal which our teachers use to share feedback and progress updates. You’ll also be invited to regular parent-teacher meetings. Our leaders are always available to answer any questions you may have, too.