Collège Middle School


Anglophone Section Library

One of the most valuable sources of enrichment in the Collège is the Anglophone library. Situated next to the dedicated English classroom in the school, this calm, relaxed and welcoming space is stocked with thousands of books written in English. From Austen to Zephiniah, all of the major names of English letters are represented and, moreover, your child’s English teacher will happily recommend a way to get started on the great journey through them.

One way to get started is to choose a book from the recommended reading list. Click here to download

The Anglophone Section also organises an annual Readathon, a sponsored reading event spanning one month during which students are encouraged to read as much as possible and to get sponsors for the time they spend reading. We support the Room to Read charity which aims to promote reading in developing countries of the world, opening libraries, training teachers and librarians and providing books in native languages to children who need them.

The Collège Play / Musical

The Anglophone Section has been producing drama productions for over 20 years thanks to the drive and initiative of Section teachers. We are also privileged to have access to the renowned Fontainebleau Municipal Theatre for our productions. Students audition for the roles of the play and a team of parent volunteers help with costumes, scenery and props. Thanks to vocal coaches from the anglophone community and technicians from the theatre, the Section’s productions are always of a very high standard.

STEM workshops

We offer a number of coding/robotics workshops throughout the year. Students get to grips with the basics of computer programming and immerse themselves in the exciting world of robots.

British Museum Trip

All students in 6e can look forward to the British Museum Trip day trip towards the end of school year. It is a golden opportunity to see the exhibitions of all the civilisations they have studied during the year in History, from the early Mesopotamian civilisation, the Assyrians, the ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans.

London Theatre Trip

In 4e all of the pupils spend four days in London on a theatre trip. This highly anticipated and fondly remembered experience is frequently cited as the favourite experience of pupils during their Collège years. The plays we see range from Shakespeare at the National Theatre, through shows on Shaftsbury Avenue to offbeat repertory theatre across the capital. The trip is augmented by visits to museums, galleries and other places of cultural interest.

Berlin History Trip

Troisième students have the opportunity for an exciting three-day visit to Berlin to enrich their study of modern Germany. This includes a visit to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, as well as the amazing historical sites in Berlin itself. Later in the year there was also a visit to the ‘Musée de la Grande Guerre’ in Meaux for troisièmes.

Buthiers Outdoor Weekend

Soon after the start of the school year, the Anglophone Section Collège students are offered the opportunity of participating in a weekend of outdoor activities at the Buthiers Open Air Adventure Centre some 20 km from Fontainebleau in the heart of the beautiful forest.

Students travel by coach to the camp early on a Friday morning and spend the next two and a half days enjoying a wide variety of activities. These include rock-climbing, abseiling, karting and handi-sports and culminate in the thrilling aerial adventure course combining treetop trekking, zip wires and the spider’s web with Section friends and teachers.

All these activities are organized by the fully qualified camp staff. Accommodation is in comfortable dormitories and the food is wonderful! Parents collect their children at the end of the camp just before lunch on the Sunday.

Throughout the duration of the camp, Anglophone Section staff (and often parents) accompany the students to ensure adequate supervision and to enable students and staff to get to know each other better outside the confines of the school and classroom.

This camp, bringing together a group of boys and girls of all ages between 11 and 14 as well as Section teachers, offers an excellent opportunity for all involved to forge new friendships, experience and strengthen mutual understanding, build self-confidence and, of course, to enjoy a wonderful time in this beautiful setting.

Students are informed of the dates of the camp at the start of the new school year. Although this activity is very popular and places are limited to approximately 70, the Section strives to ensure fairness in allocating places. When appropriate, priority is given to sixièmes, students new to the Section and students who have never been to on the camp.