Soaring private school fees are leading more and more parents to send their children abroad to be educated.
Boarding schools in France can cost around £9,000, compared to an average of double that here in Britain.
The view from the school roof
Cheap flights are opening up Europe to students from the south east. The school that Dan attends is just a traditional English public school that happens to be in the middle of a French town. Ipods are banned and the internet is frowned upon.
Our reporter Simon Jones travelled with 15-year-old Dan Cansick, who lives near Canterbury, to his school in Chavagnes near Nantes to witness what has become a friendly English invasion.
last updated: 27/05/2008 at 15:44