British School of Paris
- British School of Paris
38 Quai de l'Ecluse
- T 33 01 34804590
- F 33 01 39761269
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W www.britishschool.fr
- Memberships: COBIS, IAPS, HMC
- State/Independent: Independent: private non-profit
- Lower School Ages: 3-11
- Lower School Sexes: Co-ed
- Lower School Numbers: 450
- Senior School Ages: 11-18
- Senior School Sexes: Co-ed
- Senior School Numbers: 400
- Teaching Language: English
- SEN: SEN considered case by case
- Boarding: Not available
- Uniform: Yes
- School Year: Autumn Term typically begins early September and ends the week before Christmas, with a half term break of ten days or so towards the end of October. Spring Term commences the second week of January, breaks in the middle of February for a week, and concludes at the end of March. School resumes again in mid April for Summer Term, punctuated by public holidays: May Day, Armistice, Ascension and Pentecost, with a very short half term break towards the middle of May. School year concludes end of June.
- School Hours: Day begins at 8.50-9 am. Pre-school day ends at 3.15pm, primary finishes at 3.45 and the senior school at 4pm.
- Fee Currency: Euros
- Fee Details: One-time, non-refundable registration fee 1,200 One-time, non-refundable Development Fund Contribution 6,500 (not required for Nursery) Annual Tuition Fees (include all books, lunches and after-school activities) Nursery (full-time) 12,540 Reception 16,849 Years 1-2 18,092 Years 3-6 19,788 Years 7-9 21,944 Years 10-11 23,068 Years 12-13 24,119
- Fee Extras: Compulsory School Trips Year 6 697 Year 7 948 Year 8 968 Year 9 999 Essential Curriculum Trips at about 1,025 each for: Years 10 & 12 - Geography Year 11 - History Year 12 - Business Studies, Design & Technology Year 12 and 13 - History of Art Year 13 - Biology Other Extras: Uniform, PE clothing -- expect an initial outlay of around 300 euros Private Music Tuition -- 52 per hour Bus Service -- ranging from 2,496 (local) to 2,912 (outlying towns) per year SEN, EAL, and accelerated teaching usually range between 400 and 860 per term according to need (but for continuous 1:1 SEN shadowing there is an all-inclusive fee of 48,960)
GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education)
Council of British International Schools (COBIS) - COBIS is a member of the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and offers British accreditation internationally. As a condition of membership, COBIS schools must undergo a statutory inspection by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). ISI is the body approved by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for the purpose of inspecting independent schools in ISC under Section 162 of the Education Act 2002. Following a successful ISI inspection, COBIS is able to confer formal accreditation on its member schools worldwide. To confirm whether a school is actually accredited by COBIS, or has been inspected by ISI, you may check their member school directories (COBIS international schools) (ISI School Report Search), and may click on the school's link to read the report.
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