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The Lycée is part of a network of around 500 schools that bring the French curriculum and a slice of French life to more than 130 countries worldwide...Primary years are rigorous. One father told us that it’s all about ‘learning self discipline and resilience.’ Following a very precise curriculum from day one, there is a focus that ensures a reliable and consistent education almost anywhere in the world. This isn’t lost on the jet-set: Madonna signed her whole brood up and the offspring of the rich and famous are fairly common

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Entrance criteria as follows: 4 - will accept any French children, very few for non-french (brothers and sisters). 4 - 11 priority to any child who has started their education in the French system, at home or abroad - to allow them continuation. 14 Few places to study GCSEs as priority is given to pupils already in the school. 16 Some places for the sixth form. French test compulsory - all pupils in the British Section must do French A-Level. ...Read more

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Since 2018, Didier Devilard (55). Uniquely, M. Devilard, officially a civil servant, has diplomatic status, and reports direct to the French Embassy. The role of proviseur has a limited life span, usually no more than five years: ‘No time for revolutions,’ he tells us, ‘but still enough to make a difference.’ One parent who has seen several proviseurs come and go maintains, ‘It’s a job for bureaucrats’ but added, ‘at least this one listens.’

A keen rower in his youth and former sports teacher, M. Devilard has headed lycées in Burkina Faso and Senegal. More recently he left Lycée Victor Hugo in Toulouse but shuttles back and forth from London. His wife, Hélène, is a sports teacher there and they have two adult children. The oldest works in London in...

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Please note: Independent schools frequently offer IGCSEs or other qualifications alongside or as an alternative to GCSE. The DfE does not record performance data for these exams so independent school GCSE data is frequently misleading; parents should check the results with the schools.

Special Education Needs

The school has a part time school psychologist and also a part time speech therapist on site. Special needs are catered for on an individual basis by the form Teacher and Head of Year with reference to the professionals mentioned above.

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