Independent French school plans to open new site near Wembley

Lyc�e Fran�ais Charles de Gaulle has branches in South Kensington, Clapham, Ealing and Fulham

An independent French school has unveiled plans to open a new site in the borough by 2015.

Lyc�e Fran�ais Charles de Gaulle, which is also known Lyc�e, hopes to build a new secondary school near Wembley.

Lyc�e, which has a secondary school in South Kensington and primary schools in Fulham, Clapham and Ealing, teaches a majority of its lesson in French and follows the French curriculum.

Last week, Olivier Cadic, UK councillor for the Assembly of French Citizens abroad, revealed that the French Education Property Trust (FEPT) had bought land near Wembley for the school.

He added that the school would cater for approximately 1,500 students by the beginning of 2015.

Lyc�e first school in England opened in Victoria in 1915.

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