Français Spécial Admissions

Application for entry in September 2019

Based within three of our host schools in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (École Internationale, Collège International and the Lycée International), the Français Spécial (FS) classes start in Year 3 (CE1) and continue up to and include Year 11 (Seconde). Each class is made up of about 20 children, with an equal number of places offered to each national section. This means that the British Section has two places reserved in each FS class per year.
Because of the demanding nature of the programme, we are only able to consider candidates with a very strong academic background. Candidates will sit individual tests/interviews, followed by a written test for candidates from Year 5 (CM1) to Year 11 (Seconde).
The deadline for applications for families based in the local area is Thursday 24 January 2019 and entrance assessment will take place in March 2019 (click on Test Dates below for details).
Please note, for Seconde, the deadline for applications is Thursday 10 January 2019 and the entrance assessment will take place on 23 January 2019.
Families based overseas who find out they are moving to France after our March test dates, should contact our Admissions Officer to arrange entrance assessment in early June if there are places available.

To proceed with an application for your child to the British Section, please submit the documents listed below (click on Documents to provide).
Once your application has been received, you will be invited to complete our online admissions form, following which we will inform you if we will be inviting your child to sit our entrance assessments. Click below for dates of entrance assessments.

CE1 (born 2012), CE2 (born 2011), CM1 (born 2010), CM2 (born 2009) - there are two places available in each Français Spécial class based at the École Internationale in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Sixième (born 2008), Cinquième (born 2007), Quatrième (born 2006) and Troisième (born 2005) - there are two places available in each Français Spécial class based at the Collège International in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

Seconde (Year 11 - born 2004) - there are two places available in this class based at the Lycée International in Saint-Germain-en-Laye.

To proceed with an application for your child to the British Section, please submit the following documents:

A letter from the parents addressed to the Director of the British Section with:

- details of your child’s previous schooling,
- your motivation for applying to the British Section, and
- your current email address and telephone number.

School reports covering the last two school years (where possible),

any supporting documentation about the standard of the applicant’s English,

photocopied samples of recent schoolwork in English (where possible),

a photocopy of the child’s birth certificate or other official ID,

an identity photo of the applicant, and

a cheque to cover non-refundable application fees, made payable to 'The British Section':
- 160 € for maternelle applications,
- 200 € for primary applications, and
- 250 € for collège and lycée-level applications.

Please send the above documents in a single envelope to:

Mrs Sarah Grégoire
Admissions Officer
British Section, Lycée International
2 bis rue du Fer à Cheval
CS 40118
78105 Saint-Germain-en-Laye Cedex
France

Once your application has been received, you will be invited to complete our online admissions form, following which we will inform you if we will be inviting your child to sit our entrance assessments. See below for dates of entrance assessments.

CE1 (born 2012): candidates will be called for individual tests to last approximately 1 hour to be held on:
- Thursday 21 or Friday 22 March.

CE2 (born 2011): candidates will be called for individual tests to be held on:
- Thursday 21 or Friday 22 March.

CM1 (born 2010): candidates will be interviewed individually on:
- Wednesday 20 March, Thursday 21 March or Friday 22 March
and candidates will be called for a written common entrance exam to be held on the morning of:
- Thursday 21 March.

CM2 (born 2009): candidates will be interviewed individually on:
- Wednesday 20 March, Thursday 21 March or Friday 22 March
and candidates will be called for a written common entrance exam to be held on the morning of:
- Thursday 21 March.

Sixième (born 2008): candidates will be interviewed individually either the morning of:
- Wednesday 20 March,
- Thursday 21 March, or
- Friday 22 March.
The written common entrance exam which lasts for approximately two hours will be on the afternoon of:
- Wednesday 20 March.

Cinquième (born 2007), Quatrième (born 2006) and Troisième (born 2005): applicants being tested for the waiting list will receive the entrance assessment date directly from our Admissions Officer.

Seconde (Year 11) and Première (Year 12): applicants being tested for the waiting list for a place in Seconde will take an entrance exam on the afternoon of:
- Wednesday 23 January.

Please note that the Lycée International site is undergoing significant reconstruction work at present and we can only receive parents upon appointment.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Sarah Grégoire, Admissions Officer
Email: admissions@britishsection.fr

For more information about our Admissions policy and procedures, please click here.