La Petite Ecole Française

Bilingual French/English School

Nursery and Primary open for all

Welcome to La Petite Ecole Française

La Petite Ecole Française (est 1983) is a bilingual school with a reputation for excellence. It is a nurturing and homely environment in which children thrive. We pride ourselves on our small class sizes and personalised approach to teaching.

Headteacher Camie Steuer says “We believe that every child is an individual with unique talents and our intention is to create an environment that allows the child to flourish academically and creatively.”

We strive to develop confident and happy children.

The school is Homologated (special accreditation from the French ministry of Education AEFE) and our pupils can progress onto French or English schools. Our wonderful parent community is International and includes Non-French speaking families.

Why Bilingualism matters: It is now widely believed by Neuroscientists that being bilingual exercises the brain and improves concentration, problem solving skills, memory and creativity. The best time to learn another language is at childhood, when the neural networks are being built in the brain. There are huge long-term benefits to bilingualism, such as a delay in the onset of Dementia.

Free Early Years funding (15 or 30 hours/week) for all pupils under 5 years old, unless fees are paid by employer or Bourse.


“I feel very blessed to have had my 3 children in this wonderful school for now 12 years. The small classes and attentive teachers combine to help children flourish, both academically and personally. The lovely and friendly atmosphere has also helped foster close and genuine friendships that will probably last my children for life.”



“Our sons have been with La Petite Ecole for the past 5 and 2 years respectively. We’ve always been extremely happy with the standard of education and learning. With smaller class sizes, the school offers the best care and attention to the children’s individual needs to learn and grow. There is a real sense of community in the school and after these fundamental years in their development, the children from the same age group become like a family, which is lovely to see. As a Franco-British family, we truly value that whilst being a French school following the French curriculum, there are also positive influences from the English system from empathy to a positive approach and encouragement to learning”


“One of the best schools in London: education , management, teachers … Top quality”


“Our two daughters Sophie (15) and Charlotte (10) have been pupils at la PEF from PS until the end of CM2, from September 2010 to July 2022.
We were part of the first few that saw the opening of the primary school and have always been delighted with the high level of education and teaching provided.
La PEF is one of the truly bilingual schools in London with both English and French native speakers. The focus on the individual students is possible thanks to the relatively small classes at la PEF and this enables a smooth transition to the curriculum of the secondary school – in the case of our eldest Lycee CDG in section internationale.

Also given the extraordinary times we lived the last couple of years during the numerous lock downs, the PEF really stepped up to the challenge and were amongst the first schools in London to offer continuation of lessons online.

With this important achievement during such formative years of our children, the PEF will remain with us in fond memory and we will always be delighted to recommend la PEF to future students.

A. Creutz


Places available

A limited number of places are still available for some levels.
Please contact Sarah Silvestre

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