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Welcome to
The Old School

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As we commence a new year, we wanted to take a moment to share some exciting news and reflect on the remarkable achievements of our school community over the past year. Your ongoing support and commitment to our shared vision have contributed to the positive and nurturing environment we strive to create at The Old School.

We are delighted to announce that our school continues to be a place where students flourish and are genuinely happy and content. The dedication of our teaching staff has played a pivotal role in fostering this supportive atmosphere. Their unwavering commitment to the success and well-being of each learner is truly commendable.

In the realm of academics, we are thrilled to report that the 2023 academic standard at our school has been exceptionally high. One outstanding achievement worth celebrating is in Business Studies, where one of our students secured the highest grade at the A-levels in all of Europe. Another remarkable accomplishment, was in Modern Foreign Languages, specifically French, where a student earned the highest grade in the Republic of France. These successes stand as a testament to the professional support and dedication that each learner receives from our exceptional teaching faculty.

At The Old School, we firmly believe that every child matters, and over the past year, we have expanded our Special Educational Needs provision. This growth is a testament to our commitment to providing an inclusive and supportive environment, where all young people can grow and thrive. We take pride in celebrating the unique strengths of each student and tailoring our approach to meet their individual needs.

Furthermore, our school has become a hub for wider community support, fostering positive relations with both the local French inhabitants and British residents. The collaborative efforts of our school community were recently highlighted at the state visit of King Charles III to France during the Franco-Britannic festival. Our school's representation at this prestigious event, supported by the British ambassador, reflects the strides we have made in building positive relations that strengthen community cohesion.

We want to express our gratitude for your continued partnership in the education and growth of our students.

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

Warm regards

Joel and Danièle and the whole team at The Old School

Joel Bailey
Director - The Old School

Danièle Birchall
Directrice - The Old School,,,

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.

NEW Student Books are now available to download >>>

Latest News

We are pleased to publish valuable information, announcements, and updates from the school community. We encourage you to read our news column and stay informed about the latest happenings at our school. The students will be publishing a number of newsletters throughout the academic year.

Important Dates for the Diary:

School holidays - 21st October to Tuesday 7th November

Bonfire night party - Saturday 4th November 6pm, Monbahus, TICKET MUST BE RESERVED IN ADVANCE

Christmas Fair - Saturday 2nd December 10am to 4.30pm, For stall bookings, please email

More dates to follow shortly...

School phone number:

A polite reminder that the contact number for the school is 0033553406054 Monday - Friday 9am to 4.30pm.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of the mentioned events or the attached newsletter, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Kind regards

Angela and Carolyn


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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