The Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill, an independent, bilingual, co-ed school located in North London, has announced an ambitious new programme to offer a complete remote learning curriculum to students who are unable to physically attend school or whose families are seeking a more structured and communal homeschooling experience.
Starting in September, for children aged 11 (Year 7, 6ème) and above, the new LIL Online will match exactly the course of study followed by on-campus students in both our French and English programmes, with structured, interactive classes on a regular schedule delivered online and via video by our expert faculty. At any time during the year, participating students will be able to join a vibrant and international community, become part of classrooms “in the cloud”, make new friends, and enjoy the virtual presence of classmates and teachers — all while receiving a top-notch bilingual education from home. The programme affords a unique flexibility to families transitioning between work assignments, who can become a part of the school before or after they live in London.
Located on a 5-acre campus in Wembley, the Lycée Churchill currently serves 900 students aged 3 to 18 in two tracks: a bilingual French programme fully accredited by the French Ministry of Education that leads to the baccalauréat examinations; and an English-oriented track blending French and English educational models, leading to the globally-recognised International Baccalaureate Diploma. The school was rated “Outstanding” for Sixth Form and for personal development, behaviour, and welfare by Ofsted in 2019.
For families who choose homeschooling, LIL Online offers an enhanced educational environment where instruction is enlivened by highly trained and emotionally supportive teachers and staff. Equally important, the programme includes vital services and other advantages of school culture that are difficult to replicate at home: Extensive wellbeing support, career and university counseling, social interaction, and a deep sense of community and shared experience — even including online school assemblies, birthday parties, and events for parents.
LIL Online builds on the success of Lycée Churchill’s response to the COVID-19 lockdown in the spring of 2020. Unlike at many schools, our ongoing teaching and pastoral care during the pandemic demonstrated the agility and resourcefulness of our expert staff, our embrace of digital culture, and the strength of our proven technological foundation. Extending this platform to students unable to attend school in person is a natural step that opens the doors of our community to new families around the world.
Mission: “Through a rigorous, bilingual programme and innovative methods, we educate pupils to become responsible, creative, and principled global citizens. We teach them to think critically and act ethically, to form and express their own opinions and respect those of others, to define their own life goals, and to make sense of and embrace change.”
The tuition fees for LIL Online will match those of our regular programmes, minus the cost of school lunch. For more information on fees, consult our web site at https://www.
For more information about Lycée Churchill, please visit our website in English at https://www.