Ecole des Petits, Battersea

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livieb
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Ecole des Petits, Battersea

Postby livieb » Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:23 pm

Anyone here have children at this school?
We have been offered a place but it means taking our son out of the wonderful Rutherford House, and as we live in tooting the logistics are challenging.
Love to hear anyone's experience of the school and if any tooting/Balham dwellers would be up for a car share. Thanks in advance, Olivia
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Re: Ecole des Petits, Battersea

Postby lily36 » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:49 pm

Hiya
I'd like to revive this post... Could someone kindly give some recent insight on the Ecole des petits Battersea ?
I have been offered a place in maternally 2 and would very much like to hear from someone whose kids are / have been there
thanks in advance
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Re: Ecole des Petits, Battersea

Postby lily36 » Fri Apr 22, 2016 10:29 am

Bump
Please, anyone whose kid(s) are/have been attending L'Ecole des Petits Battersea?
Thanks
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Re: Ecole des Petits, Battersea

Postby Leathwaitegirl » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:16 pm

Hi
Congratulations on the place offered.
The least I can say about L'ecole des Petits os that it is a wonderful school, two of my children went there and they both enjoyed it and learned a lot in a nice atmosphere.
One is still there and he is leaving this year and the other one left the school two years ago.
The only reason is that we live 5min from Belleville school in Clapham and it made more sense to go to a local school rather than travel to Fulham.
I have to say that the travel and logistics were difficult especially when having two children going to two different schools. Even though the school isn't far the traffic is horrendous. If you take 295 from Clapham junction you have to take it at 8:15am. By car it is shorter. At some point we shared lifts with another family who lived in Clapham which made it easier.
Even said that, I didn't regret a day in that school. The teachers are wonderful and very caring.
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Re: Ecole des Petits, Battersea

Postby Annabel (admin) » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:28 pm

We'll mention this in the weekly and try and get some response for you!
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Re: Ecole des Petits, Battersea

Postby Annabel (admin) » Fri Apr 22, 2016 1:28 pm

We'll mention this in the weekly and try and get some response for you!
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Re: Ecole des Petits, Battersea

Postby Sofulham » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:17 am

Positive :
- Good ratio teachers to pupils
- Children coming from nurturing families
- Very good academic level
- English on top of french curriculum
- oratory skills and team spirit
- Small and cosy
- some teachers are excellent in PS and GS
- beautiful uniform

Negative :
- Teachers and assistants don’t need to have experience / training with young children to be recruited
- high turnover of teachers and assistants (3 teachers (out of 9) and 2 assistants left.
- profit oriented school with increasing fees 13k£ (+30% in 5 years)
- not part of the EYFS (parents are not entitled to free hours for 3 and 4 years old ie 3000£/year). The school doesn’t need to respect the british standards for early years
- Traditional / old school leadership / old managerial methods/ very academic. Guided learning.
- Limited free play / outdoors and sports.
- French school with english (rather than bilingual). Some classes are french only.
- some methods are bad («zip it» way of talking, shaming, shouting, excluding, threatening...)
- Highest number of holidays
- tiny external space in the school
- Trips : Children spend more time in the bus than destinations. They barely have time to eat.
- only one event a year : end of the year parent cocktail (parents only). Parents are invited to bring food and drinks...
- old communication : still on paper/ emails / notebook (not digitalised yet)
- Not guaranteed a place in french lycee south kensington after primary
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