PRIMARY APPLICATIONS

We are still accepting applications for September 2020 for Externé and Wednesday programmes, dependent on spaces.
Please contact us before submitting a dossier.

If you were unable to attend the Information Meeting in January 2020,
you can download the brochure handed out by clicking here. 

Primary Programmes (GS-CP-CE1-CE2-CM1-CM2)

Please consult our document Primary Programmes 2020.
You will find details of the programmes, an indication of the levels required, an explanation of the Admissions process as well as some Frequently Asked Questions.
This document will be updated shortly for the programmes 2020.

Our section proposes three options for English-speaking, primary-aged children. All three programme require the same level of English, the difference being the number of hours offered, the admissibility of the child (based on his/her French academic dossier) or the family’s home address. 

Children in the Integrated programme are enrolled full-time in Pasteur Primary School where they follow their French and English schooling. The pupils are required to have a strong academic dossier and speak, read & write French AND English to an age-appropriate level.
Ideally families live in the catchment area for Pasteur, or in the town of La Celle Saint Cloud, although this is dependant on space on Pasteur Primary School.
For families living outside La Celle Saint Cloud, “dérogations” or dispensations may be requested but these are awarded on merit by the French Education Board and, being dependant on space in Pasteur Primary School, are limited in number.

The pupils have 3 hours of English plus 3 hours of Science & Geography (or age-equivalent such as “Découvert du Monde”).
This programme is offered at the CP, CE1, CE2, CM1 and CM2 levels (6-10 years old)

The Section Internationale lessons take place on 2 half-days a week. The pupils will have NO lessons on Wednesday mornings (French or English…). For the current school year 2019-2020, the timetable for the Section classes is:

CP   = Monday (1.30 – 4.30 pm) and Tuesday (1.30 – 4.30 pm)
CE1 = Monday (1.30 – 4.30 pm) and Tuesday (1.30 – 4.30 pm)
CE2 = Tuesday (1.30 – 4.30 pm) and Thursday (8.30 – 11.30 am)
CM1 = Tuesday (1.30 – 4.30 pm) and Thursday (8.30 – 11.30 am)
CM2 = Tuesday (8.30 – 11.30 am) and Thursday (1.30 – 4.30 pm)

Click here for the printable timetable for the school year 2019-2020.

Our Externé programme has been established for families who choose to have their child attend the local primary school for their regular French schooling, possibly because they live too far away for the daily commute or due to a lack of space in Pasteur Primary School. The children come twice a week to Pasteur to join the pupils of the Integrated programme.

The pupils have 3 hours of English plus 3 hours of Science & Geography (or age-equivalent such as “Découvert du Monde”).
This programme is offered at the CP, CE1, CE2, CM1 and CM2 levels (6-10 y

The Section Internationale lessons take place on 2 half-days a week. The pupils will have NO lessons on Wednesday mornings (French or English…).

CP   = Monday (1.30 – 4.30 pm) and Tuesday (1.30 – 4.30 pm)
CE1 = Monday (1.30 – 4.30 pm) and Tuesday (1.30 – 4.30 pm)
CE2 = Tuesday (1.30 – 4.30 pm) and Thursday (8.30 – 11.30 am)
CM1 = Tuesday (1.30 – 4.30 pm) and Thursday (8.30 – 11.30 am)
CM2 = Tuesday (8.30 – 11.30 am) and Thursday (1.30 – 4.30 pm)

Click here for the printable timetable for the school year 2019-2020

This programme does require the availability of an adult to bring the child twice a week to La Celle Saint Cloud and parents must maintain close contact with their child’s French teacher to ensure that any missed lessons are made up.

Externé places can only be offered to children living in the Yvelines (78) and being schooled in French public primary schools.

This programme starts in Grande Section (5 years old) and goes through to CM2 (10 years old). Children participate in 3 hours of English in classes held on Wednesdays. It is a programme that appeals to families whose children go to their local primary school and who can offer solid English help at home. The Wednesday primary programme sees families making the trip once a week to La Celle St Cloud from surrounding towns and villages.

This is also an interesting solution for children returning from abroad where they have been in international or independent schools with little or no French schooling. Whilst maintaining their bilingual level of English, the children can concentrate on their French subjects with a view to applying for the Integrated programme later on or in preparation for college (middle school), as both programmes require a solid academic dossier in French.

Lessons take place at Pasteur Primary School, La Celle St Cloud on Wednesday mornings from 9-12 noon. Families are requested to arrive on time for drop-off and pick-up as entry to the school is carefully monitored. Late arrivals disturb the lessons as our teachers are obliged to come and pick them up at the door.

Primary Programmes for an entry in September 2020

We are still accepting applications for September 2020 for Externé and Wednesday programmes, dependent on spaces.
Please contact us before submitting a dossier.

The Entrance test for ALL LEVELS were due to take place on Wednesday 18th March 2020 (morning). All official tests were cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.
Deadlines for submitted dossiers was Monday 2nd March 2020.

Click here to see what you will need to hand in with your Primary application.
Click here to open the Primary English Recommendation Form.

ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE PROCESSED VIA OUR ONLINE APPLICATIONS PLATFORM.
NO PAPER DOCUMENTS ARE TO BE SENT.

Unclear about the school levels in the French education system? Click here for a comparison of the school levels in the French, British and American systems.