British, French curriculum
Ages 6 to 18

Anglophone Section of Fontainebleau

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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English and French
Native English and French teachers
Extra languages (other than English and French)
Class sizes Average
Maximum 30 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: €2,708

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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Max. number of students per class

In general there are no more than 30 children per class for the French classes, sometimes less. For English classes, there are generally no more than 15 children per class.

Native English and French speaking teachers

Anglophone Section teachers past and present come from a wide range of English-speaking countries, including the UK, USA, Canada, and New Zealand. All speak English as a mother-tongue and have previous experience working in their respective education systems.

Language support for students not fluent in English and French

For children who need extra help learning French, the French school provides a dedicated in-house CLIN teacher. “CLIN” stands for CLasse d’INitiation (or “Initiation Class” in English). The CLIN programme and teaching is designed specifically to help children who don’t yet speak French integrate successfully into the French school system.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

Depends on the grade level and subject.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students

Written test and interview

External examinations or assessments available

The Anglophone Section prepares students for iGCSEs in English and English Literature, and for the “International” portion of the OIB examinations.

The French state system prepares them for the remaining subjects that make up the OIB exams. The subjects themselves depend on the stream chosen – Scientific, Economic and Social, or Literature (S, ES, or L). The French state also prepares students for the French Brevet.

School start time

G1 - G5: 8:15
G6 - G9: 8:00
G10 - G12: 8:30

School finish time

G1 - G5: 15:15 (Wednesday 11:30)
G6 - G9: 17:00 (Wednesday 12:20)
G10 - G12: 17:00 (Wednesday 12:20)

Supervised care before/after school

17.00 to 18.30 on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
11.15-12.15 on Wednesday.
This is a fee-paying service.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

The school offers many clubs and activities, for example: rugby, athletics, tennis, riding, football, swimming.

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Gymnastics, dance, indoor sports, swimming, cross-country.

Sports facilities at the school


Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

If you value an international, English-French bilingual education for your child, set in a cosmopolitan yet charming town within commuting distance to Paris, then the Anglophone Section of Fontainebleau may be the ideal choice for your family. Fontainebleau is rich in history and culture and renowned for its stunning forest, equestrian activities, and rock climbing. The surrounding family-friendly communities offer a wide range of housing options to suit your lifestyle.

Teaching approach of the school

Anglophone Section students learn in an immersive French and English environment, which accelerates learning of both languages. Although proportions may vary somewhat according to age and individual configuration of lessons, roughly 25% of learning time is spent in a full English-speaking environment, where students are taught by experienced English-mother-tongue teachers. The rest of their learning time is spent in a French-speaking environment alongside both Anglophone and Francophone students. Most of the French teachers have a good understanding of English as well. For students new to the French language, “French as a Foreign Language” lessons are available to get them up to speed as quickly as possible.