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Welcome to the British Section

I would like to wish you a very warm welcome to our International Section!

English 31 is a non-for-profit charity with over 35 years of experience in delivering an engaging and inspiring programme of Teaching and Learning which develops native English proficiency through the study of the English Language, Literature and Culture.

Our scheme is based in two local state schools in Colomiers across Simone Veil primary school for students aged 6-10 and Collège/Lycée Victor Hugo for students aged 11-18.

We specialise in bilingual education and focus on the teaching of English to mother tongue standards. Students in our scheme come from a very wide range of backgrounds and very often belong to families who are coming back to the Toulouse region after working in an English-speaking environment abroad.

What we offer is the opportunity for those students who either speak English at home or have developed fluency through their personal experience, the opportunity to further improve their spoken and written fluency while being fully integrated in a state school environment. This perfect combination is extremely attractive which is why our Section has been oversubscribed for many years.

The expert subject knowledge of our UK/US trained specialist staff allows us to put every child at the heart of everything they do. We treat every child with the same consideration, commitment and kindness that we would want for our own children. We are committed to delivering the highest academic standards to allow our students to realise their aspirational goals. Our Section is a learning community in which a joy of learning is fostered in every lesson.

Beyond the classroom we offer a range of extra-curricular activities such as drama and book clubs, lower and upper school educational visits abroad, authors’ visits and also run the school’s Model United Nation club.

I am delighted to lead our British Section forward on an exciting journey and am determined to ensure that we remain a beacon of excellence, not only in the local community but also on a national level.

Thank you for taking time to look at our website. All the information that you are looking for should be here a couple of clicks away. Enjoy the tour!

Xavier Vuiller, Director