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Bromley bilingual school chooses French principal ahead of 2014 opening

PUBLISHED: 12:17 05 December 2013 | UPDATED: 12:17 05 December 2013

A new bilingual primary school set to open in Bromley next year has appointed its principal.

Sebastien Chapleau will take the reins at Bromley Bilingual School from September 2014, which will welcome its first batch of reception children - as well as Year 1 and Year 2 pupils, subject to demand.

The free school was approved for opening in May by the Department for Education, and will teach in both English and French at a proposed site in Westmoreland Road, Bromley.

Mr Chapleau comes to the school from St Bernadette Catholic Junior School, in Lambeth, where he is currently a senior leader.

The French born teacher trained in the UK, and studied for a PhD in English at Cardiff University.

He said: “Bromley Bilingual will provide unique opportunities for local children to become global citizens and benefit from a bilingual education. It is a great challenge and honour to have been chosen to lead the school and I am very much looking forward to welcoming out first pupils in September.”

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