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Independent French school in Wembley to be named after Winston Churchill

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 January 2015

Arist impression of how the school will look once completed

Arist impression of how the school will look once completed

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An independent French school which will open in Wembley later this year will be named after the former British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill.

Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Pic credit: PA)Former Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Pic credit: PA)

Lycée International made the announcement today to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the politician’s death.

Based at the former Brent Town Hall in Forty Lane, Lycée International withde Londres Winston Churchill will open its doors to 500-600 students this September.

The school will go on to have a 1,000 pupil capacity and will offer bilingual teaching programmes in French and English from years one through to 13.

The campus is set over five acres, with 12,000 square metres of newly refurbished and purpose-built teaching spaces for the three levels of schooling.

Arist impression of how the school will look once completedArist impression of how the school will look once completed

It will also boast multiple onsite sports facilities including a running track, two outdoor sports pitches and an indoor gymnasium.

The fee-paying school has been set up by the French Education Charitable Trust (FECT) and has an established sister site in South Kensington.

Arnaud Vaissié, chair of the board of trustees, and Mireille Rabaté, Head of the Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill, said: “By naming the new French international lycée after Winston Churchill today, 50 years after his death, we remember the immensely important role he played in France’s past and make his memory present in our country’s future.

“I hope our new students joining this September will feel inspired by the legacy of this great historical figure.”

Parents will be able to apply for a place at the school from next month visit lyceeinternational.london for more information.

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