The British Section

The Lycée International St Germain-en-Laye & Partner Schools

All applications, except those for Fast Track in Le Pecq, should be sent to:

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

Tel: 00 33 1 34 51 62 64 (press 1 for admissions)
e-mail: admissions@britishsection.fr

Applications for Fast Track in Le Pecq should be sent to:

Mme Catherine Sagne
Section Britannique
Collège Pierre & Marie Curie
62 avenue Pierre & Marie Curie
78230 Le Pecq.

Tel : 00 33 1 39 76 85 93 (office open from 8h30-12h00 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday)
e-mail :  csagne@britishsection.fr

FROM THE ADMISSIONS OFFICER                                             20th September 2017
Sarah Grégoire                                                                                                                                          

THE ADMISSIONS SITUATION FOR SEPTEMBER 2018

                                                                      
The British Section will accept applications for September 2018 from 8th  January 2018.  Families who already live in the area are invited to submit their applications by Thursday 25th January.  We will try to arrange for overseas candidates to be tested on the same days as their siblings.  If families abroad find out they are moving after our March test dates, they should contact me directly and we will arrange tests in early June if there are still places available. As in the past, the number of places available in most primary and secondary classes will be dependent upon the number of leavers at the end of this school year. Very often we only become aware of families who are leaving towards the end of the school year at which time there can be considerable movement.

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

 

We will be running a Primary information meeting for prospective parents the morning of Monday 22nd January at 9h30-11h00. If you would like to obtain more details about this, please contact me at admissions@britishsection.fr

Families applying for places in Maternelle or Primary at the Lycée site and whose children do not require the Français Spécial one year French immersion course  should read the information about the externé system on our website as it may be relevant to them http://www.britishsection.fr/Externes.html.
                                                                             
MATERNELLE & PRIMARY  

At some levels, it appears today that there are few places available. However, we would still strongly encourage parents to make applications because we are as yet unaware of end-of-year departures and more places are likely to become available.

Maternelle 1 (children born in 2015).
This new class will be made up of 10-14  externé children.  Tests for this class will be held on   the mornings of Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th May.

Maternelle 2 (children born in 2014).
This class will be made up of 14-15 externé children. Currently there are 11 children in Maternelle 1 who should move up to Maternelle 2 in September 2018 which means there are at least 4 places available.     

Maternelle 3  Lycée site and Ecole Jéhan Alain in Le Pecq (children born in 2013).
This is a good point of entry as we expect to run 3 classes. There will be around 30 places available.  Candidates will be tested on the mornings of Tuesday 6th March and Wednesday 7th  March and on Thursday 8th March. The majority of these places will be for externé students.

CP (children born in 2012).
There will be 3 classes, two at the Lycée site and one at the Ecole Félix Eboué in Le Pecq.  There are at least 9 places available at the Lycée site and 1-2 places available at the Ecole Félix Eboué. Any local candidates will be tested the morning of Wednesday 14th March.

CE1 (children born in 2011) - French speakers
The number of places available will depend upon end-of-year departures. Candidates will be called for individual tests to be held on Thursday 15th March.

CE2  (children born in 2010) - French speakers
Candidates will be called for individual tests to be held on Friday 16th March. There are currently 4 places available.

CM1 (children born in 2009) and CM2 (children born in 2008) - French speakers
For the moment, there are few places available for these levels.   Candidates will be called for a common entrance exam to be held the morning of Thursday 15th March

Français Spécial (French immersion course) CE1, CE2, CM1 and CM2 (UK years 3-6)
Because of the demanding nature of the programme, we are only able to consider candidates with a very strong academic background. CE1 and CE2 candidates for Français Spécial classes will sit individual tests which last for approximately one hour on Thursday 15th or Friday 16th March. For CM1 and CM2, individual interviews will be held the morning of Wednesday 14th March and then written tests lasting for approximately two hours will be held on Thursday 15th  and Friday 16th March. We will arrange for younger siblings coming from abroad to be tested on these same dates.

SECONDARY

The information below applies to native English speakers. 

Francophone families should refer to  http://www.britishsection.fr/PostulerFastTrack.html for information about the Fast Track English class starting in 6ème at Collège Pierre et Marie Curie and http://www.britishsection.fr/2ndAccueil.html for information about Seconde Accueil at the Lycée International. 

6° (children born in 2007) – Bilingual candidates (English and French speaking) will be interviewed individually either the morning of Wednesday 14th or on Thursday 15th or Friday 16th March. The written common entrance exam which lasts for approximately two hours will be on the afternoon of Wednesday 14th March.  Depending on your address, candidates to whom places are proposed will be enrolled either in the Collège Pierre & Marie Curie in Le Pecq or the Collège des Hauts Grillets in St. Germain. 

5° (children born in 2006) 4° (children born in 2005) 3° (children born in 2004) - Bilingual candidates (English and French speaking)
Parents should note that, there will be very few, if any, places available at these levels for the school year 2018-19.  This view is based on current projections; one or two places may become available as a result of departures. If you would like your child tested for the waiting list, please contact Sarah Grégoire directly.

Français Spécial (French immersion course) 6°, 5°, 4°, 3°   (UK years 7, 8, 9 and 10)
Because of the demanding nature of the programme, we are only able to consider candidates with a very strong academic background. Individual interviews and then written tests lasting for approximately two hours, will be held on Wednesday 14th, Thursday 15th and Friday 16th March. 

2° (year 11) and 1° (Year 12).
It is highly unlikely that there will be any places for these levels.  We will not know before the end of June whether any places have become available in these two classes. .Applicants wishing to be tested for the waiting list for a place in Seconde are invited to take an entrance exam the afternoon of Wednesday 24th January.  Please contact Sarah Grégoire (admissions@britishsection.fr) directly regarding any enquiries for these classes.

 

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE

We aim to tell you either just prior to or just after the Spring holidays whether we are recommending your child(ren) for a place.  Once the candidates have been tested, they are placed on the British Section lists in order of merit and our recommendations are then forwarded to the French administration. Parents should be aware that there may at this stage be a delay as the French Administration has to process not only our applications, but also all applications from the other ten national Sections.

N.B.  In cases where we feel that the on-going required language support is not in place, we may request that parents submit a detailed language plan indicating how they will support their child’s English before offering/confirming a place in the British Section.

Further opportunities for enrolment may even become available during the summer because of unexpected departures. 

MORE INFORMATION

We hope that this summary will be useful to you, but please do not hesitate to telephone on 01 34 51 62 64 (then press 1 for admissions) or send me an e-mail if you have any questions (admissions@britishsection.fr).

P.S.     The British Section will be closed for the following holidays, on Saturdays and French bank holidays:
            21st October – 5th November inclusive
            23rd  December – 7th January inclusive        
            17th  February – 4th March inclusive
            14th April – 29th April inclusive

   

THE ADMISSIONS PROCEDURE

 

If you proceed with an application

  1. Please submit the following documents in a single envelope addressed to:

Mrs Sarah Grégoire
Admissions Officer
British Section, Lycée International
2 bis rue du Fer à Cheval - C.S. 40188
78105 St. Germain en Laye Cedex
France

  • A letter from the parents addressed to the Director of the British Section giving details of your child’s previous schooling.  It would be helpful if you could comment on your motivation for applying to the British Section.
  • Please also include your current email address and telephone number.
  • School reports covering the last two school years (where possible) and 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
  • One cheque of 160 Euros per child for Maternelle applications, 200 Euros for Primary applications and 250 Euros for College and Lycée level applications to cover non-refundable application fees, made payable to 'The British Section.' Please contact Sarah Grégoire directly (admissions@britishsection.fr) regarding enquiries for Seconde and Première.

 

  1. 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. Please note that the application fee will only be refunded if we decide not to invite your child to the assessment stage.

We look forward to hearing from you.