Ambassador visits French bilingual school in London

Sylvie Bermann visits Collège Français Bilingue de Londres

London, 15 May

On Thursday 7 May, the Ambassador visited the Collège Français Bilingue de Londres, where she met Rémi Bourrette (Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees), François-Xavier Gabet (Headmaster), David Gassian (Head of Primary Section) and Tony O’Grady (Finance and Administrative Manager).

She then spoke to parents and staff representatives on the School Council. Finally, Mme Bermann gave an interview to the pupils’ newspaper and radio station.

The Collège Français Bilingue de Londres is London’s second-largest French secondary school. Created from a partnership between the state and the private sector (the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain), it opened its gates in September 2011. It is accredited by the Ministry of National Education – testifying to its confirmity with French official programmes – and has signed an agreement with the Agency for French Education Abroad. It has 700 French and international pupils aged between five and 15 and is located in Kentish Town, Camden. The pupils (from upper nursery to the end of primary school) receive a bilingual education with equal time devoted to each language.

Published on 15/05/2015

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