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Lycée Charles de Gaulle in London

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castlesintheair Thu 05-Feb-15 08:42:02

Anyone got DC there or know about it and able to talk to me here or via PM? My French speaking, English DC are currently educated in French system but we are planning to return to London (not sure when yet) and are considering our options. Thanks!

Mominatrix Thu 05-Feb-15 14:22:25

castles, you probably will not get a spot at the LFCdG due to desperate overcrowding there. They are building a second Lycée in Brent, which is probably where your children will be offered a place.

castlesintheair Thu 05-Feb-15 17:17:54

Ooh, thanks that's interesting. Anyone else?

mimbleandlittlemy Thu 05-Feb-15 17:42:09

Well, if I'm going to be honest here, they are without doubt the absolute rudest kids to find yourself on the tube with. They all pile on at South Ken and shout at the tops of their voices in the (baffling) belief that no one else can possibly understand them. Heart always sinks if I find myself in a carriage with them.

I'm sure, like many teenagers, they are better off solo rather than en masse!

betterworld Thu 05-Feb-15 17:54:47

I have to agree with mimble. They shout in the street and I know without looking that it will be children from the lycee. what about a good British education instead?

sanam2010 Fri 06-Feb-15 21:17:15

castlesintheair, this will be a good start:

also if your children are in the French system abroad and moving here, they will be higher ranked in the application process than French already living in London, so give it a try, a lot of people say it is impossible to get in but actually go to their website and study their criteria, there is a ranking of different categories and depending on your situation, you might be ahead of many other French families already residing in London.

castlesintheair Fri 06-Feb-15 21:19:13

Thank you sanam2010

Quitethewoodsman Fri 06-Feb-15 23:38:17

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UptheRhine Sun 08-Feb-15 22:57:42

Really difficult to get places there. I know of French citizens in lycees abroad who have been unable to transfer in, so I would not hold my breath!

waitingowaiting Sun 08-Feb-15 23:02:58

Very hard to get into, yup, the kids are a bit rude (sheesh, the 24 bus to Queensway is an utter delight late afternoons), and if a child has additional needs, forget it.

Remember that London is very international, so if you aren't wedded to the French system, why not 'go native' and top up with cned if necessary?

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