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French School


Les Chenilles offers French classes on Saturday mornings to children of nursery and primary school age in Walthamstow, London. Typically, the children have at least one French-speaking parent or guardian. 

Founded in 2019, Les Chenilles aims to provide children in Walthamstow with access to French language and culture and the opportunity for French-speaking families in the area to connect. 

Les Chenilles is a member of Le Parapluie FLAM (Français Langue Maternelle), an umbrella organisation which supports French language schools for young children in the UK.

We are a UK-registered charity run by a group of volunteer parents. We are always keen to hear from parents who would like to give their time and energy to this project. If you are interested in getting involved, we would love to hear from you!  

Our classes

Classes take place every Saturday morning during term time at Harmony Hall, 10 Truro Road E17 7BY.

The Grands and Moyens classes last for 50mins. The Minis classes last for 45mins.

Currently we offer classes to the following age groups: 

— Les Minis / 1 to 3-years old
two classes from 9am to 9.45am.

Les Moyens / 4 to 6-years old
from 10am to 10.50am. & from 11am to 11.50am.

Les Grands / 6-years old and above
from 10am to 10.50am (7+ years old) & from 11am to 11.50am (6+ years old).

Term dates & Booking

Autumn term 2023/24

— First half term: Saturdays 23/09, 30/09, 07/10, 14/10.

— No classes during the half term break. 

— Second half term: Saturdays 04/11, 11/11, 18/11, 25/11, 02/12, 09/12.    

Spring term 2023/24

— First half term: Saturdays 13/01, 20/01, 27/01, 03/02.

— No classes during the half term break. 

— Second half term: Saturdays 24/02, 02/03, 09/03, 16/03, 23/03.    

Summer term 2023/24

— First half term: Saturdays 20/04, 27/04, 04/05, 11/05, 18/05.

— No classes during the half term break.

— Second half term: Saturdays 08/06, 15/06, 22/06, 29/06, 06/07, 13/07.


Please contact us by email for any questions!  

Thank you to all the children from Les Chenilles who took part in the creation of the logo, they did a wonderful job at drawing all its letters!