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Middle School Opening This Fall

Primary at Forest International School

In the primary school (6 - 11 years old), each child has a class teacher who is responsible for teaching all academic subjects.

Here we focus further on the social and learning development of each child. Students are expected to attend our curriculum activities for full days.

Primary Programme

Our primary programme follows the English National Curriculum for maths and literacy (Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2) and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for all other core subjects.

The  National Curriculum is used in schools across England as well as in many international schools around the world. Its aim is for all children to gain a good grounding in reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy. It also places great emphasis on children’s personal development. 

In addition, we follow the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) for all other academic subjects: science, history, geography, arts, and music. This curriculum has been developed as a cross-subject enrichment programme and it is delivered through thematic learning units. IPC puts the emphasis on a combination of academic, personal and international learning for children worldwide, combined with innovative and exciting ways to learn. It has been successfully integrated by many primary internationally-minded schools that are also following the national curriculum for maths and literacy.

This programme prepares children to continue their education anywhere in the world, or within the French system. It places strong emphasis not only on core academic subjects but also on the arts, music, and sports. The small class sizes allow the staff to cater for the individual needs of each child and to teach at multiple levels.

Primary Curriculum

The children are also encouraged to explore and discover topics for themselves in a more practical way. Their work is regularly assessed to ensure that individual learning objectives are being met. The pupils are encouraged to become independent learners and take pride in the work that they produce. 

We understand that the primary years are crucial for pupils to obtain a solid grounding in language and maths. At the same time, we believe children should have an exciting and fun experience at school and develop a lifelong passion for learning.

Primary Languages

The main language in class and for all activities is English, however we provide daily French classes, which enable the children to rapidly become very confident in the language.

Pupils whose native language is not English are given the support needed so they can fully participate in the school programme.


2017 - 2018


Feb, 26 -Mar 9: Winter Break

Apr 2: Easter Monday

Apr, 30 -  May, 11: Spring Holiday

May, 21: Pentecost

June, 30: Last school day 


Academic calendar 2017-18


28 Rue du Tour du Mur d'Echelle - 78750 Mareil-Marly - +33 139 16 87 35 - infos@forest-international-school.com | © 2018


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