Northbourne Park School has a unique Section Française Bilingue programme. For over 30 years, the school has offered the opportunity for French-speaking children from across the world to study the French curriculum while enjoying the benefits of an education in a British boarding school.

Born in the imagination of a young Lady Northbourne in the 1940s (for whom the writer, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, wrote the famous ‘Le Petit Prince’ as a bedtime story), we offer CM2/ 6ème and 5ème courses accredited by the Lycée de Londres, following the CNED programme of study.

The Section Française Bilingue combines the best of both the French and British education systems, with the rigour of the French academic programme of French, Mathematics and History-Geography, augmented with the broad curriculum of Sport, Drama, and Music that you only find in a British boarding school. Northbourne Park takes pride in the outdoor education opportunities for pupils, making the most of its rural setting in East Kent, with excellent transport links to London and Europe.

Children in 6e and 5e can expect to make quick progress with their English language learning, enjoying regular English lessons at an advanced level as well as benefiting from the immersion of living and studying in the U.K. alongside British and international peers. Find out more about the Section Française Bilingue and different programmes for international/ French-speaking pupils here.

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