Friends and partners

Official sites

Avenue des Écoles
Run by the French Embassy, AvenueDesEcoles provides official information on available French-language schools and lessons in London.

Parapluie FLAM
Parapluie FLAM is the umbrella organisation for all parent-run French schools in the United Kingdom and provides information and support for new and existing schools.

Plan Ecole of the French Embassy
The French Embassy's "School Plan" aims to develop the teaching of the French language and culture in the United Kingdom. Amongst other things, it plans to aid the creation of bilingual classes in British schools, and to federate complementary schools like La Marelle.

Other French schools

Petite Ecole d'Ealing
Founded in 1986, the Petite Ecole in Ealing is one of the oldest French Saturday morning schools in the United Kingdom.

Petite Ecole Kentoise
The Petite Ecole Kentoise was created shortly before La Marelle and runs two schools near Maidstone and Tonbridge respectively.

Ecole Tricolore
One of the most recent schools, started in Bromley in 2012 to cater for children in South London and Surrey.

International Academy of Greenwich
A new free secondary school with a focus on languages, set up by parents in the Greenwich area.

Bromley Bilingual School
This primary school in Bromley will specialise in French-English bilingual learning for children aged from four to 11. The school plans to open with up to two reception classes and, if demand exists, up to two Year 1 and Year 2 classes. Its bilingual early immersion model, combined with a strong grounding in academic subjects will foster excellence and offer a broad and balanced curriculum

Miscellaneous other sites

Multilingual Family
A website enabling parents speaking several languages to exchange tips and experience on bringing up children.

Les Petits Lapins forum
Created by parents in the Maidstone area, this site contains information on events throughout Kent, and is also a meeting place for French-speaking Internet users. Requires registration to read and reply to messages.

Maskarade Languages
Teaching resources to learn French aimed at children.