Olivia Bédier is English, married to a Frenchman and has lived in Paris for 25 years. Olivia’s four children were at boarding school in England, having followed the French education system until the age of 13. Olivia was herself educated at an all-girls’ boarding school in England. Whilst bringing up her children, she obtained a degree in Humanities, and taught English to small groups of children at a French boys’ school and in a children’s hospital in Paris. Olivia is passionate about children having a well-balanced, all-round education, believing this to be of fundamental importance for a fulfilled adult and professional life.
For a top-quality, personalised service. Olivia Bédier knows the British boarding school system both as a pupil and as a parent. An affiliated British Council agent and member of the British Boarding Schools Network, Olivia has visited over 250 schools summer camps in Britain and can therefore help you choose a school where your child will thrive. School Britannia will place your child in a school or summer camp adapted to his or her character and will know how many other French children are already at that establishment. Particular thought is put into the wishes of each family and child to ensure that their memories of learning English and spending time in Britain are happy and positive.
Olivia Bédier has travelled extensively around Great Britain in search of reputable, well-established boarding schools and summer camps. Most are set in acres of parkland in the British countryside, although several are based in or on the edge of rural towns. All offer outstanding facilities and opportunities to discover a wide range of subjects and activities: from astronomy to golf; from electronics to bee-keeping. This all combines to foster independence and a spirit of adventure, whilst achieving an excellent standard of the English language.
School Britannia can also offer placements in boarding schools and summer camps in Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.