Class cancellations


following the latest updates on COVID-19 and in agreement with its teachers, the Comité had decided to cancel its French classes with immediate effect. Lessons will not be provided from Tuesday March 17th until further notice.

Formed in 1987, the school is run by a dedicated and passionate group of parent volunteers.  At La Petite Ecole, children aged 3-14 years old with a least of native Frensh speaking parent can improve their confidence in and enjoyment of French in a fun and educational setting.

Our classes have between 8-10 children and are organised by age and the french level of the children. Our small classes create a supportive atmosphere where pupils can gain confidence in speaking with other children, guided by professional teachers.

Our lessons have lots of student participation through a number of activities (games, songs, stories, reading, crafts) whilst also increasing their reading skills, vocabulary and grammar. 

Children also learn about France and the French-speaking work through their culture, geography, history and traditions. 

French becomes not just something that happens at home, but a relevant part of the outside world!

Lessons take place during term time:

  • Tuesday after school from 4-6

  • Saturday mornings from 10-12

We are lucky to use the facilities at James Gillespie’s High School, near the Links and the Meadows.

La Petite École is a place to have fun, practice French and make new friends, for children and parents alike. 



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Recognised as a Charity by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. Scottish Charity No. SC020726