What is the difference between eglish schools and french school?

Attempting to explain the differences between English and French schools would take a long time. Usually French children start school when they are three years old and they go to 'une école maternelle' for three years. (Petite Section, Moyenne Section, and Grande Section). Then they go to 'une école élementaire' also called 'une école primaire'. The classes are called CP -cours préparatoire, CE1 - cours élementaire 1, CE2 - cours élementaire 2, CM1 - cours moyen 1, and lastly CM2 - cours moyen 2. In England children start school usually when they are five years old and spend two years in an Infants School which corresponds to Grande Section and CP. that means that they change schools one year later than children of the same age in France. In France after children have completed their primary education they will go to a Collège for four years and then to a Lycée for a further three years. When they start in the Collège the first year is called 'la sixième' because classes are 'counted' in the opposite way to what would be considered usual in England. The first year in a Secondary School is called the first year. So in a Collège, pupils go from 'la sixième' to 'la cinquième', 'la quatrième', and lastly 'la troisième'. When they go to the Lycée they continue in 'la seconde, 'la première' and 'la terminale' when they sit for their 'baccalauréat'. This is their final series of exams at school. In England, pupils in the secondary system now have a whole range of schools to choose from - Middle Schools, High schools etc. that it would be too complicated to explain it all here.