Admissions and school fees

This page will be updated in December/January when the official procedure for September 2020 entry will be released

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 (see below for more details). 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 2019/20

Please note that the admission test is 95€ per candidate. (admission test fee document will be emailed separately).

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?

– Collège and Lycée: from 4th February 2019 by email or at school (if you live in Lyon area, please come and collect the forms directly)

– Primary: from 12th March 2019 by email (see below) or at school

– For families from outside Lyon area: by  using the contact form, clearly stating your child(ren)’s full name, date of birth, class applied to and current school (city/country). The application form will then be emailed from the dates stated previously.

Admission Tests for 2019/20 – Dates, Deadlines & Info

– Enrolment forms return deadline:

8th April 2019 for Collège and Lycée / 11th April 2019 for Primary.

– Test dates for Collège & Lycée:

  • Oral: 14th June, 17th/18th/19th June (depending on the number of candidates)
  • Written: 14th June

– Test dates for Primary:

  • Wednesday 26th June: Candidates from Lyon area only
  • Monday 1st, Tuesday 2nd and Wednesday 3rd July: All candidates

Test Results

– Collège & Lycée: 3rd July 2019

(after 6pm – at school and on the websites: and

– Primary: 6th 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.


Anglophone Section Fees 2019-20 (click on the links)

Please note that fees are subject to increase on a yearly basis