Admissions and school fees

Application and Admission to the Section

We offer children who are already fluent in English an education unique in the Lyon area: specialised English teaching within the French state system.

To enrol a child in the section, parents must first request an application form from the appropriate CSI school head. After the completed application is returned, together with all the documents requested, an appointment will be made for the candidate to take the admission tests in English and, where appropriate, French and Maths. Parents are informed of the school’s decision within a few days.

Once a child has passed the tests and is accepted into the CSI, a separate enrolment must be made in the Anglophone Section and the fees paid. These are adjusted according to the number of hours of English tuition per week.
Although part of a French state school, the Anglophone Section is fee-paying and is administered by a volunteer parents’ association, called APESA (Association des Parents d’Elèves de la Section Anglophone).

When a child is enrolled in the section, his/her parents automatically become members of APESA. The association has a governing board of twelve members who are elected at an annual General Assembly, for a period of two years. The Board decides on budgetary questions, i.e. the amount of school fees, salaries and expenditures, and is also the employer of teachers and administrative staff in the section.

The section is also a member of several educational associations such as ECIS, ELSA and ASIBA.

Application procedure for 2017/18

Please note that the admission test is 90€ per candidate.

If you are unsure which class to apply for, here is a list of Class/grade equivalences for the French, English and American systems.

When & where to obtain an application form?

– from 13th February 2017 (Forms will be sent from this date)

– by  using the contact form, clearly stating your child(ren)’s full name, date of birth and class applied to.

Admission Tests for 2017/18 – Dates, Deadlines & Info

– Enrolment forms return deadline: 13th April 2017.

– Test dates for Collège & Lycée:

  • Oral: 28th June afternoon for 2nde candidates (26th or 27th possible if there are too many candidates), 29th and 30th June for all other candidates.
  • Written: 28th June (morning).

– Test dates for Primary:

  • 3rd July: CE2 and CM1 candidates
  • 4th July: CE1 candidates
  • 5th July: CP candidates
  • 6th July: CM2 candidates

Test Results

– Collège: 6th July

– Lycée: 3rd July (to be confirmed)

– Primary: 8th July (9am – posted up at the school entrance)

The number of places in the school is limited. Admission may depend on the number of places available.
Continuation in the international sections is reviewed each year and will depend on the child’s performance and results.

Attention: for Collège and Lycée only, if you are living outside Europe and already know that you will not be able to be in Lyon for the admission tests, please let us know when sending your request for the admission form.

Anglophone Section Fees 2017-18 (annual fees)

Company-paid fees (€) Family-paid fees (€)
Primaire 3,030 2,020
Collège 3,030 2,020
Lycee (2nde)* 3,465 2,230
Lycée(1ère & Term) 4,305 2,870

* “Media Studies” or “Drama” option: +€1,020 (family paid) + €1,530 (company paid)

Fees are reduced for 2nd, 3rd and 4th child enrolled in the section.