Our curriculum follows the French system of L’Ecole Maternelle as laid down in the programme of l’Éducation Nationale Française. The school also incorporates the British Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements and is one of the only AEFE schools in London that incorporates the EYFS into its curriculum. This however compliments the new French Maternelle curriculum, as set forth in 2015.
We are part of the French Réeseau (Network) in London and subject to regular inspections and training from the Inspector for French National Education, whilst retaining our independence. Le Hérisson School has a strong international flavour, with lessons provided in both English and French on a daily basis. Through this, the children learn an awareness of both cultures and this enables the school to provide a diverse and rounded education to its children. This sets them off on the pathway to becoming bi-lingual, culturally aware and open to different cultures.
As an école homolguée our children are guaranteed a place in a school within the French Réeseau when entering primary school, once the Grande Section is completed. Most of our children opt for this route. However, for those few wishing to enter British schools we can help with the transition to the British system.