Distance Learning

Home Schooling, Remote Classroom, e-Learning, Home Study

Are you homeschooling during lockdown?

Are you looking for extra tuition to support your children with GCSE and A level studies?

Would your child benefit from individual attention to help them with their studies?

The Old School provides remote classes or individual tutoring, to the very highest standard, with a multi-professional teaching team that concentrates on every aspect of each learner's development. From pastoral care and support, youth development to special educational needs coordination and high academic achievement.

All subjects available, for all ages and all abilities.

Our unique approach sets us apart from other online education providers.

Whether you require support with a few subjects or a full curriculum, we are pleased to provide bespoke education programmes that suit the individual, with excellent exam results and broadened opportunities for future employment and higher education.

Fees start from as little as €10 per hour.

Contact us now for more information
or text 0033626571127 to speak to an advisor.

Learning in Lockdown - Anywhere, Anytime Learning


With students who would normally be sitting in classrooms, learning in lockdown could have proved to be a challenge. However, the transition to online learning has been a valuable experience for teachers, students and parents.

Teachers have overcome significant demands and changes to traditional working practices, with impressive skill and commitment.

The Old School is pleased to announce almost 96% success in screen time delivery.

Students have been able to continue their lessons and have adapted to this new way of working with only a few problems and mainly of a technical nature and not academic.

The student cohort have also been involved in social and interactive education via Zoom and Skype.

Parent updates and meetings have been held, with progress reported on a regular basis.

Well done to all involved.

Moving forward, the team at The Old School have adapted and developed new strategies and skills to address anywhere and anytime learning.

The online learning zone is now active and subject specialists are reflecting on their new experiences.

New policies and guidelines are being developed to take advantage of sharing high quality education with the widest of communities.

Anywhere, Anytime Learning

Joel Bailey - Director

The Teachers Response - Online Isn’t Just For A Crisis

The Old School - Online

Key stages, 2, 3 and 4

Small class sizes, which allow for intensive personaĺ research and academic exploration, plus one to one tutorial support when required.

Students work with subject specialists in an established online school and exam centre.

High academic achievement, 100% pass rate, consistently since 2010.

Access to all GCSE and A level subjects, from Science, Languages and Humanities through to Arts, Music and Performance.

Professional support given to students for UCAS and global higher education admissions process. Help with personal statement preparation and references.

Professionally qualified special educational needs team for access arrangements, extra time, scribe, use of a word processor and regular breaks.

Specialist youth development projects are available to help learners build positive self esteem and robust strategies, to enable social education and active citizenship.

  • Art Class delivered via Zoom
  • iGCSE Geography lesson
  • Music lesson on-line
  • Studying at home
  • All members of the Class
  • Student at home attending Class

ClassRoomers & ClassZoomers


At The Old School we welcome students into our classrooms, groups and school environment via distance and virtual attendance. Through this approach, young people can learn in a supportive structured manner and are part of a bigger picture and feel less isolated, making learning fun.

Real teachers, answering real time questions, teaching day students and remote students in the same classroom.

Learning Packages

Distance learning packages for home school students are available.

All education packages are coordinated by the Student Progress Manager. This process takes the form of;

  • Regular one to one tutorials, to evaluate, monitor and review progress.
  • All learners are assessed at the start of the course for their specific needs and requirements.
  • Assessments are undertaken by the curriculum manager and specific subject specialists.
  • Special education needs, if required, are independently assessed by the school Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCO), to allow for special requirements and access arrangements for public examinations.
  • All learners undertake regular controlled assessments in line with the course requirements. Assessments are normally undertaken on a termly basis and feedback provided to parents and carers on a regular basis via video link.

What’s on offer?

There are 3 packages available for students undertaking iGCSE/GCSE study:

  • English and Mathematics iGCSE (core subjects). This option includes live taught lessons, with regular tutorials, school reports, virtual social gatherings, debates and assignments.
  • English and Mathematics iGCSE plus 3 other subjects. Either Art & Design, Single award Sciences, history, Geography, French, ICT, Music, Spanish, English Literature, Business, Religious Studies. This option includes a full school day timetable with live taught lessons across the subject range. With regular tutorials, school reports, virtual social gatherings, debates and assignments.
  • Full time, online curriculum for all key stages (ages 10 - 19). This option includes a full school day timetable with live taught lessons across the subject range. With regular tutorials, school reports, virtual social gatherings, debates and assignments.

The Old School provide GCSE, International GCSE, A levels and International A level examinations for the following subjects:

English Language
English Literature

Business Studies
Art & Design
Global Citizenship
Computer Science

If your child is following a homeschool programme, or maybe they're following English studies in addition to their Brevet or Baccalaureat, they can sit their examinations at our centre.

We can help your child to sit exams in France, with minimal disruption and maximum focus.

The Old School is an independent international Collège and Lycée hors contrat, recognised by the Academie de Bordeaux RNE 0471040A.

The Old School specialises in positive education outcomes for children, young people and families.

The qualified specialist team at The Old School place equal share on maintaining academic achievement and the development of emotional intelligence, personal and social education. This approach underpins the professional strategies to assist children, young people and families when making the transition to France.

The Old School is not just about academic success, although it is a high achieving school. The focus is on the holistic needs of the learner. An underlying philosophy is happiness in education. An open and transparent approach, where staff work for, and on behalf of, children, young people and families. This cooperative and empowering professional relationship enables success and high achievement.

Whilst the teaching is in English, The Old School is committed to social cohesion and is fully embedded within its local French community. This unique opportunity allows meaningful and real cultural experiences, assistance from reliable sources to enable successful relocation, language development and genuine cultural experiences.

True education empowers the individual to effect positive change. Education challenges prejudice, hatred, and enables empathy and positive emotional intelligence to achieve success.

The Old School is an approved Edexcel examination centre, with facilities for external students to take iGCSE, GCSE and A level examinations whilst in France. We are proud of our consistently excellent examination results.

The Old School is an independent international Collège and Lycée hors contrat, recognised by the Academie de Bordeaux RNE 0471040A.


47410 St Colomb de Lauzun
05 53 40 60 54

The Old School : College - Lycée
Etablissement d’enseignement secondaire privé hors contrat RNE 0471040A

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