French School Education

Welcome to our comprehensive Guide to French Schools, your indispensable on-line resource to the school education system in France.

Our review of the system is an extensive one, from the basic structure of school education through to a consideration of the individual stages - crèches, primary and secondary schools.

There is also a short review of private and international schools in France and school education grants.

We hope our guide prepares you better for the tricky decision you need to make about the education of your children in France, and on the French school you wish them to attend.


  1. Overview of French School Education
  2. Who is Responsible for What?
  3. Basic Structure of French School System
  4. General Operation of Schools
  5. Crèches in France
  6. Nursery School
  7. French Primary School
  8. Lower Secondary School
  9. Upper Secondary School
  10. Parents and Schools
  11. Special Educational Needs
  12. Private French Schools
  13. International Schools in France
  14. School Education Grants



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