• Are you the parent of an English-speaking child in the French school system?


  • Do you want them to learn to read and write in English alongside other English-speaking children?


  • Do you want them to experience learning English as it is taught in UK schools?



Founded in 2012 by Emma Nelson, a teacher and mum of three who could answer 'yes' to all of those questions :), Jack in the Box has been offering UK primary and secondary school classes in Toulouse for the last nine years, and is an entirely English speaking environment. It is only open to children with native level understanding.


Our PRIMARY SECTION offers classes for children from 3.5 - 10 years of age every Wednesday afternoon. 


  • PRE-SCHOOL: for those children currently too young to start our Y1/2 class (3.5/4 year olds)

  • CLASS A: for those children who are learning their phonic sounds (5/6 year olds)

  • CLASS Bfor those children who have some phonic knowledge in English (7/8/9 year olds)

  • CLASS C (not currently running)for those children ready to tackle different writing styles (10/11 year olds)

From September 2021 our SECONDARY SECTION will be offering classes on Saturday mornings:

  • KS3 Skills:  (11 - 13 year olds) 

  • iGCSE English Literature & Language (14+ year olds). Students who are ready to sit the exams after following this two/three year course are entered as external candidates and sit them at 'The Old School' in Bordeaux in May. 

NEW! From September 2021 we will be offering iGCSE History (Edexcel) classes every Saturday morning on ZOOM.

The following topics will be covered:

Germany: Development of a Dictatorship 1918-45 

A World Divided: Superpower Relations 1945-72 

The USA 1918-1941 

Changes in Medicine c.1848 - c.1948 

"Luca's absolutely loved JitB and is reading away brilliantly in English, which is totally down to you guys. An amazing thing to be part of. You should be very proud."

                  - Alison, mum to Luca (5).


Please contact us to register your child, or ask any questions you may have. 


"Jack in the Box has been such a great experience for my daughter, Emily. It provides her with a creative environment, which she loves, and has allowed her to really develop her reading and writing in English. I have trouble turning off the lights at night now as she always has her head in a new book!" 

- Lou, mum to Emily (9)

"Thank you to all of you for all of your hard work making such a wonderful learning experience for our children." 

- Jenny, mum to Sophie (4)


We are delighted to announce that JitB's sister school, 'The Little School' will be opening its doors from September 2021 for children who don't have English as their mother tongue. Please let your French friends know!

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