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Pastoral Care

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In the Primary School all children are part of a House which provides opportunities for learning, social and emotional development in vertical age groups.

Instead of simply remaining in their class or year group with children their own age, our children also have the chance to contribute and lead in a range of activities from healthy competitive sports and quiz events to charity fund-raising. Most staff are also members of a House and House Captains are elected each semester. House points are awarded for effort or extraordinary achievement and points are tallied up in each classroom and totals are announced in the weekly assemblies.

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The House system originated in British schools a long time before Harry Potter! The benefits and memories made are testament to this unique system of pastoral care. Each child is proud to be a member of and represent their House in events like the annual Swimming Gala and Basler Stadtlauf Run.


Primary years children working together in the classroom

Arrange a personal tour or book a video meeting with the Head of Primary or Early Years. 


Primary student working on the smart board

We look forward to receiving your application to ELA Basel.

Virtual Tour

We look forward to seeing you in person, in the meantime take a virtual tour of our school.