Our School

  • The Old School has been a huge part of my life over the last 3 years. Since moving to France in 2010, I have been studying in the French system but was worried about my dropping level in English reading and writing. I therefore took up an online GCSE English course and was told I could complete the exam at a school not far from home. The moment I walked into The Old School I was surrounded by warm and friendly faces and knew I wanted the school to be a bigger part of my life. I therefore took up as many subjects as I could, to fit in with my French timetable, and would make the trip to the school every Wednesday afternoon. The school has offered me so much more than a handful of GCSEs and Alevel's though, I immediately felt at home in the school's happy bubble and formed a strong bond with teachers and students alike. The kindness and reassurance they showed was my sole motivation to try harder at my French Lycée and made me think of a much brighter future than the one the French system seemed to be giving me.
    Thanks to them, I managed to get offers from universities in England that I wouldn't have ever dreamed of applying for and only wish I found the school earlier. I will be very sad to leave.

    — Amy

  • The Old School is a very important place for me. Between the first day and my last I changed immeasurably. The Old school taught me how to think and act as an independent and responsible individual and to this end encouraged me to take initiative to better my academic skills. It brought me a solid understanding of political and historical knowledge and has improved my linguistic and analytical skills immensely. The new perspective I have adopted has enabled me to see the world as a web in which we are all connected and linked to in some way. The essential realization that we do not live as isolated individuals has brought me a stability I had not known before. Along with this understanding I have improved my diplomatic skills and recognized the true value of empathy. The high standard of teaching and the ethos of the school that values pedagogical positive reinforcement, combined with my own resolve to improve, has transformed me completely. I now feel confident to face the challenges of University.

    — Claire

True education empowers the individual to effect positive change. Education challenges prejudice, hatred and enables empathy and positive emotional intelligence.

Joel Bailey

The Old School is an Independent International School providing an English language education to UK standard, GCE and A Level.

We are a co-educational day school providing English curriculum studies for students aged 11 - 19 years. To complement the classrooms we offer sports facilities, theatre / stage space and recreational areas on our extended campus within the village.

The Old School aims to provide a positive and supportive learning environment. With a commitment to the pursuit of academic excellence, attaching a high value to creativity, imagination, and the quest for knowledge and understanding.

Boarding Opportunity
We have limited places available to those wishing to board
Monday to Thursday, with local vetted bilingual families

British in France

We are a member of BCC

The British Community Committee (BCC) represents the British Community in France. It acts as the umbrella organisation of British associations in France at national level. Founded in 1937 the BCC was first registered as a Loi 1901 association on 1 July 1939.

More details here   

Glee Club at the Old School

Examination Centre


As an Edexcel approved examination centre The Old School will be running IGCSE/GCSE and A level examinations in May and June and would like to invite external candidates to access these examinations without the need to return to the UK.

Edexcel centre number 90241

Distance learning programmes

For students already enrolled in College or Lycée, who wish to supplement their Brevet and Baccalaureate studies.

The Old School, with teachers based in France and the UK, opens up new opportunities for English-speaking young people wishing to take GCSE or A-Level exams as part of a home study programme, with the guidance of experienced teachers following a UK curriculum. Courses are accessed via the on-line classroom and optional in-house workshops.

Subjects currently offered:
English Language
English Literature
Double Science
Art & Design

For more information and details of fees please contact us on 05 53 64 24 97 or email


47410 St Colomb de Lauzun
05 53 64 24 97

The Old School : College - Lycée
Etablissement d’enseignement secondaire privé hors contrat RNE 0471040A

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