Geneva English School Awarded Excellence Across the Board
‘Excellent’ in all possible aspects and high inspection praise for a Geneva school that’s expanding
The Geneva English School has become the only international school in Geneva and in Switzerland to receive an “Excellent” rating in its inspection report by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. This international school in Genthod, 10 kilometres from the centre of Geneva has been providing a British education with a global outlook for primary age children for over 50 years.
In September 2017, the GES Secondary will expand into a brand-new site in Versoix and be open for Years 7, 8 and 9, (for children aged between 11 and 14). The school will then expand further organically (adding a school year every September) to eventually provide the full K-12 offering (for children aged 3-18).
The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) follows the UK Government’s high standards required for British Schools Overseas and the inspection was conducted in March this year (2017). In its findings, the report praises Geneva English School (GES) for its “engaging, relevant and cutting-edge education”,“motivational atmosphere” and “highly-committed staff”.
The report describes the school as fostering a genuine spirit of enquiry, and developing articulate, confident, thoughtful learners. But it also emphasises the school’s caring and nurturing atmosphere. “Throughout the school, teachers and teaching assistants have an exceptionally warm and positive rapport with the pupils, instilling in them a ‘can do’ attitude, which builds their resilience and perseverance,” it states. “A common feature is teachers’ energy and enthusiasm.”
GES limits its enrolment (280 children currently in primary) to ensure a nurturing learning environment that can respond to the needs of every child. It attracts expatriates permanently based in Geneva, mobile expatriates, and nationals from both Switzerland and France seeking an English-medium education with globally-recognised curriculum.
GES Headmaster, Tim Meunier said, “Everyone in the school is very proud to have been praised highly for our learning standards, environment and educational approach, which we believe are absolutely right for today’s young people. It is an exceptional validation for the school and one that is very encouraging as we expand into the Secondary years”.
For more info see the GES website here
GES Headmaster – Tim Meunier