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What to do on a weekend evening? It's always time to play some music!

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Fairness and flexibility are at the heart of plans to ensure young people can progress further.

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We have had another fantastic workshop with all our students demonstrating their unique ability.

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100% pass rate at GCSE and iGCSE since opening the exam centre in 2010.
In 2019 one of our students attained the highest Edexcel iGCSE physics result in the whole of Europe!

Latest News

Our long awaited new Practical Science Lab is now ready to launch for the new term. This facility will be made available to anybody interested in science, discovery and exploration. Our French, English and Spanish language provisions are continuing to expand into new communes, for all age groups and to the wider business world. 

Distance learning will continue to grow and flourish throughout the year as OSF Online provides quality global education options for 'classroomers' and 'classzoomers', to access real time classes in all subjects, at all levels, wherever the learner may be in the world. For students wishing to pursue university applications this year, we have increased our guidance provision to include not just British universities but the wider network of English speaking degree courses available globally. The Old School continues to embrace positive, supportive partnerships with students, parents, teachers and stakeholders, to effect change.

We take great pride in all of our available resources and facilities as well as providing the best possible education, care and safety for all of our students while we continue to fight the global pandemic. There is definitely a strong sense of optimism and positivity amongst the community as things hopefully begin to pick up as the year goes on.

See a different view of our school environment here

St Colomb de Lauzun 05 53 64 24 97
Monbahus 05 53 40 60 54
Mobile & text 06 27 57 11 27

Please get in touch if you would like to enrol in our classes and groups.

GCSE Art & Design
Our students are following the exam criteria as set by Pearson Edexcel.

GCSE Art & Design (9-1) is a 100% taught course (unit 1) with an externally set assignment in yr 2 (Unit 2).   

GCSE and A level Music courses for young people (12+) and adults

One weekend each month, students come to the school to complete their Music coursework and take guidance and teaching, in order to prepare for the GCSE or A level Music examinations.   

Art & Design Saturday Workshops

Attend the French education system, but feel your children could excel in the Arts?

Fitting this around the weekly schedule of any Collégien or Lycéen is difficult, which is why, for the past two years, we have run our monthly Art & Design workshops on a Saturday, achieving amazing results.

The course starts on 17th September, however, students can start mid term, throughout the school year.

Theatre School Autumn Term

A challenging and fun term of intensive workshops in music, drama and dance, culminating in an end of term performance.

Welcome to
The Old School

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Welcome to The Old School

In an ever changing world, I am pleased to announce that throughout these challenging times, we have found positive solutions and some benefits. It is particularly pleasing that The Old School maintained a full curriculum, for all age groups throughout the previous confinement period and will do so again, this time round.

Students and teachers became proficient and professional with the new use of technology to address the academic requirements and needs of the learners. On-screen learning has now become embedded in our daily practice. Many students are now joining physical daily classes in a remote way, enabling safe high-quality education, whilst maintaining our small class sizes and individual support.

The Old School has consistently maintained its high standards since 2010. GCSE and A level results have been in line with our previous excellent academic performance. This was further reflected in some outstanding grades in the autumn 2020 exam series. We are now engaged in the May June 2021 exam series, which will operate without physical exams and will be replaced with baskets of learning for all subjects and candidates, moderation of grades and additional controlled assessments. A very similar process to the one that took place in May June 2020.

The school has continued to build on positive community action with weekly Wordy Wednesday and Ecole Anglaise English literacy programmes available for children at St Colomb de Lauzun and Allemans Du Dropt. The school expansion, which now includes premises in Monbahus, enables us to offer a more diverse and wider curriculum.

2020/21 has seen the growth of new adult education opportunities in the areas of French language and literature studies, Art and Design, Fashion and Garment Construction and French Cultural History.

Towards the end of 2020 we were fortunate to be able to complete the procurement programme for our practical science lab, which has further enhanced the opportunities for our students to explore real time experiments. We have been encouraging catering and cooking projects which help us to work towards the introduction of Domestic Science as a GCSE. Business English for French professionals will be developed through our partnerships with local French businesses and career development specialists.

The Old School continues to build on its successes. Staff, students and all involved maintain a positive supportive approach to enabling our school families to thrive and enjoy their life in France.

Happy Easter to you all!

Joel Bailey

Danièle Birchall

Horaires du bureau

Office hours

8.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday

8h30 à 16h du lundi au vendredi

Telephone :
05 53 40 60 54 Monbahus
05 53 64 24 97 St Colomb de Lauzun
06 26 57 11 27 portable/sms


Beyond Covid 19

Before the current event, during and long after, we have and will continue to provide Distance Learning, for those that choose to Home School, or prefer to Home Study for their own enrichment.

Learn more about Distance Learning

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Aidez vos enfants à apprendre l’anglais par l’intermédiaire de la musique, des jeux, de l’expression théâtrale et de l’art plastique

Des séances ludiques et créatives en anglais pour les enfants, les jeunes et les adultes

Découvrir la langue de Shakespeare grâce à la culture et à l’art contemporains

Développement linguistique, social et personnel à l’aide de la créativité
Nous sommes ouverts et accessibles pour développer des ateliers et des leçons qui peuvent aider chacun à améliorer son niveau en anglais


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


47410 St Colomb de Lauzun
05 53 40 60 54

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

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