Mainstream admissions

Application for entry in September 2020

The number of places available in our mainstream classes is dependent upon the number of leavers at the end of the school year. This often means that places only become available towards the end of the school year. The deadline for maternelle, primary and collège applications for families based in the local area is Thursday 23 January 2020 and entrance assessment will take place in March 2020, and May 2020 for our youngest candidates (see Test Dates below for details). The deadline for applications for Seconde is Thursday 9 January 2020 and entrance assessment will take place on 22 January 2020 (see Test Dates below for details).
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.
For information on the places available in our mainstream primary and secondary classes, click below on Current situation.
For initial enquiries, please complete this online form. If you then wish 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.

Petite Section (born 2017) - this new class at the École Internationale will be made up of 10-14 externé children.

Moyenne Section (born 2016) - this class at the École Internationale will be made up of 14-15 externé children. Currently there are 11 children in Petite Section who should move up to Moyenne Section in September 2020 which means there are at least 3 externé places available.

Grande Section (born 2015) - this is a good point of entry as we expect to run three classes, two at the École Internationale and one at École Jehan Alain. There are approximately 30 places available, the majority of which will be externé places.

CP (born 2014) - there will be three classes, two at the École Internationale and one at the École Félix Éboué. There are at least 3 places available at the École Internationale and 3 full-time places available at the École Félix Éboué.

CE1 (born 2013) - the number of places available will depend upon end-of-year departures. All new pupils at the École Internationale from CE1 upwards will be externés, with the exception of those enrolled in the Français Spécial French immersion class.

CE2 (born 2012) - the number of places available will depend upon end-of-year departures.

CM1 (born 2011) - the number of places available will depend upon end-of-year departures.

CM2 (born 2010) - the number of places available will depend upon end-of-year departures.

Sixième (born 2009) – the number of places available will depend upon end-of-year departures. Successful candidates will be enrolled at the Collège Pierre et Marie Curie, Le Pecq or the Collège Les Hauts Grillets, Saint-Germain-en-Laye depending on their home address. Any available places at Collège International will be reserved for non-francophone students who require the Français Spécial French immersion class.  

Cinquième (born 2008), Quatrième (born 2007) and Troisième (born 2006) – based on current projections there will be very few, if any, places available at these levels for the school year 2020-21. One or two places may become available as a result of departures later in the year. If you would like your child tested for the waiting list, please contact our Admissions Officer directly.

Seconde (Year 11 - born 2005) and Première (Year 12 - born 2004) – it is highly unlikely that there will be any places for these levels for the school year 2020-21. We will not know before July whether any places have become available in these two classes. Please contact our Admissions Officer directly regarding enquiries for these classes. Any applicants for Seconde will take our entance test on Wednesday 22 January 2020.

To proceed with an application for your child to the British Section, please submit the following documents by post (not email):

  • 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. Click below for dates of entrance assessments.

Petite Section/Maternelle 1 (born 2017): tests for this class will be held on the mornings of:
- Monday 25 May, and
- Tuesday 26 May.

Moyenne Section/Maternelle 2 (born 2016): 3-13 March.

Grande Section/Maternelle 3 (born 2015): candidates will be tested on the mornings of:
- Tuesday 3 March,
- Wednesday 4 March, and
- Thursday 5 March.

CP (born 2014): candidates from the local area will be tested the morning of:
- Tuesday 10 & Wednesday 11 March.

CE1 (born 2013): candidates will be called for individual tests to be held on:
- Thursday 12 March.

CE2 (born 2012): candidates will be called for individual tests to be held on:
- Friday 13 March.

CM1 (born 2011): candidates will be called for a common entrance exam to be held on the morning of:
- Thursday 12 March.

CM2 (born 2010): candidates will be called for a common entrance exam to be held the morning of:
- Thursday 12 March. 

Sixième (born 2009): candidates will be called for a written common entrance exam to be held the afternoon of:
- Wednesday 11 March.
Following the written exam, candidates may be invited for interview.

Cinquième (born 2008), Quatrième (born 2007) and Troisième (born 2006): 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 22 January.

Please note that we can only receive parents upon appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.

Sarah Grégoire, Admissions Officer
E-mail: admissions@britishsection.fr

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