Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a number of questions that are often asked by new families to Luxembourg and to our school. Please feel free to contact us directly should you have any more questions.

What is the structure of the school day?

Morning registration is at 8:30am for Primary students and 8:20am for Secondary students. Breaks and lunchtimes are staggered across the school. School ends at 3:00pm for Foundation students (Nursery and Reception) and at 3:15pm for the rest of the school. School buses depart at 3:30.

Which year group will my child enter?

We place students in year groups based on their age on the 1st of September.

Click here to view school structure comparisons.

What are the maximum class sizes?

Classes are kept small at St George's, with a very positive teacher/student ratio. Average class size in Foundation (Nursery and Reception) is 20, Key Stage 1 and 2 classes vary from 20-24 students.

Tutor groups in Secondary are no larger than 23 students, although at I/GCSE and A-Level the numbers in subject specific classes can be substantially less.

Is the school inspected?

Yes, St George's is subject to regular inspections by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). For a copy of the most recent report, click here. For a brief guide to inspections click here.

How do students get to school?

St George's currently operates four private bus routes for its students in Reception class and above. Details of the specified routes can be obtained from the Admissions Officer and current parents can view bus information via the Parent Portal. All buses have a radio link and a chaperone on board. Public buses #15, #20, and #25 have service to Hamm and the nearest stop is a 3-minute walk from our site. Secondary students are issued ID cards which can be used on public transport within Luxembourg on school days. The train station "Cents-Hamm" is also nearby the school. A number of students are also driven by their families or carpool to school using our "Kiss and Fly" facility.

Where do St George's families live?

The majority of our families live within a 15 to 20 minute drive from school. Some families do choose to live across the border and commute, as is common in Luxembourg. A more detailled overview of where our families reside can be obtained from the Admissions Officer.

How many nationalities are represented?

We currently have over 50 nationalities represented among the student body. Therefore, every class is a colourful mixture of different cultures.

Do you have a school uniform?

St George's does not require students to wear a specific uniform. We do, however, adhere to a dress code policy. The school provides a Physical Education t-shirt and swimming hat for all students' sports lessons, and we have a red zipped fleece available for purchase.

Does the school provide meals?

Yes. Students can either elect to eat a hot lunch provided by our school canteen, or can bring their own packed lunch. Canteen lunches are prepared freshly on site and must be ordered by parents in advance, at an extra charge. More information about school meals can be found on the Canteen section of our site. All students are expected to bring a snack and drink from home for their morning break.

Do all students have Physical Education and swimming?

Nursery students have PE within school or outside depending on the weather conditions.

Reception and Year 1 have PE on site using the Hamilius Hall, which has a wonderful selection of equipment specially for this age group. They are taken off site for swimming once a week for one term of the year.

Year 2 to Year 6 have PE on site in our purpose-built gymnasium. They are taken off site by bus for swimming lessons once a week for a term.

In Secondary, PE is compulsory for students up to year 11, with swimming for Years 7-9.

For more information on our curriculum, click here.


Does my child need to speak English in order to enrol?

Students entering Nursery are not required to have English skills prior to starting.

Older Primary students are assessed on an individual basis to determine their needs and our ability to accommodate them academically.

Secondary students are required to have fluency in English, both spoken and written, in order to cope with the demands of our rigorous academic programme.

When will my child start learning French?

Most students in Year 1 and above have French on a daily basis.

For more information on our curriculum, click here.

Do you have extra-curricular activities?

St George's offers a wide variety of after-school activities to students in Year 1 upwards. Feel free to take a look at our extra-curricular activities section.

How do I know my child is ready to begin Nursery?

To join Nursery, students must be 3 years of age or above by the 1st of September and be fully toilet trained and independent in the bathroom. Many of the children beginning Nursery do not have English as their first language, English skills are acquired and extended during this year in Foundation.

Do you have a School Nurse/First Aider on site?

Yes. Health and safety is a top priority at St George's. A nurse is on duty at all times during school hours and many of the staff are also qualified first aiders.

Do I need a work permit in Luxembourg before I can apply for school places?

No. We can gladly accept applications before you have completed your working arrangements in Luxembourg.

Does the school have accident insurance?

All students are covered by obligatory government insurance, which provides cover for medical costs arising from accidents that happen to them at school, whilst taking part in school-sponsored activities (whether on or off school grounds), and while travelling to or from school.

Contact Admissions

Please let us know some more about your child/ren (i.e. mother tongue, languages spoken, current school, Year group etc.)​​​​​​​​

                 

   

 

St George’s International School, Luxembourg ASBL | 11, rue des Peupliers | L-2328 Luxembourg | Phone: +352 42 32 24
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