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The British School of Paris

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: from: €19,126
to: €31,498
This school has more than one campus in Paris:
The Senior School Campus: Ages 11 to 18

Address: 38 Quai de l'Écluse 78290 Croissy France

The Junior School Campus: Ages 3 to 11

Address: 2 rue Hans List 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine France

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Number of students

Over 770

Number of nationalities represented in the school

Over 50

Language support for students not fluent in English

The school welcomes many non native speakers of English to the BSP. It provides support in the form of EAL (English as an Additional Language) and have a programme of Intensive English.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French is compulsory in all years up to the age of sixteen.

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and the school was the first school in France, from 2012, to issue all pupils from Reception Year to university-bound Year 13 with iPad digital tablets to enhance learning across the curriculum.

External examinations or assessments available

GCSE, A Levels

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Learning Support

Learning support offered

When desirable, the school provides a personalised learning support programme for pupils while allowing them to be an integral part of the school and community. The school operates a policy of inclusion. All pupils belong to a tutor group (Senior School) or class (Junior School). In consultation with parents, a pupil with learning difficulties or disability is offered an individual programme to meet his/her full potential. This could be implemented either by withdrawal from a mainstream subject and/or in class support.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

The school offers its most able students the chance to be involved in more stretching and challenging activities, providing extension, enrichment and acceleration within the curriculum and within extra – curricular activities.

Entry evaluation for students

The BSP is a non-selective school.
Senior school applicants are asked to complete an assessment test prior to placement.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes, pupils can start at any date throughout the year. New students usually start on Mondays.

School start time

The school starts between 8:50 and 9:15 depending on the grade level.

School finish time

The school ends between 15:15 and 16:00 depending on the grade level.

School bus service available


School provided lunches


Uniform required


Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Complete range of extra-curricular activities including sports, music, theatre, art, community service and opportunities for student leadership.
Choir, orchestra, rugby, hockey, netball, football, yoga, Irish dancing, tennis, cookery, art, gymnastics, dancing, ICT.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Sports facilities at the school

Junior Campus: multi-purpose hall, football pitch and basketball court each based on all-weather, year round playable surfaces.

Senior Campus: indoor sports hall, outdoor sports areas for football, basketball and cricket.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Established in 1954, the British School of Paris is the oldest and largest school based on the British Education System in France.

Ten good reasons BSP believes you should entrust your child’s education to it:

1 Impressive GCSE and A Level results: almost all students secure their first choice places at leading universities worldwide
2 Extensive sports and co-curricular programme
3 Strong pastoral system with dedicated tutors
4 The use of the latest technology throughout the school to further learning; all pupils from Reception to Year 13 use iPads as a compulsory tool for learning
5 Highly qualified and motivated teaching staff
6 ISI inspected. We have been classed as ‘excellent’ following our last two inspections in 2011, please download the report here: ISI Report 2011 and again in 2014, please download the report here: ISI Report 2014. Affiliated to HMC, IAPS and COBIS
7 An idyllic and tranquil setting with plenty of recreational space, yet only a 15 minute train ride from central Paris
8 A genuinely international and multi-cultural community
9 Academic choices – the ability to study A Level or vocational BTEC qualifications as well as extended learning opportunities for the most able students
10 A personalised programme for all students with special educational needs

Teaching approach of the school

The children are offered a rich and diverse curriculum and the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and enjoyment across a wide range of activities. BSP strives to achieve the highest academic attainment possible for each child. BSP children’s happiness is paramount and their wellbeing essential and so high levels of pastoral care are evident throughout.

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