Key school dates

Rentrée 2015 (first school day of the academic year)

  • Primary: 8.45am Tuesday 1 September 2015
  • Collège:
    • 6ème: 9.00am Wednesday 2 September 2015 (Collège hall)
    • 5ème: 9.30am Wednesday 2 September 2015 (Collège hall)
    • 4ème: 2.35pm Tuesday 1 September 2015 (Collège hall)
    • 3ème: 1.40pm Tuesday 1 September 2015 (Collège hall)
    • 2nde: 9.00am/9.30am Wednesday 2 September 2015 (Salle des Conférences)
  •  Lycée:
    • 1ère: 1.40pm Tuesday 1 September 2015 (Lycée entrance)
    • Te: 1.40pm Wednesday 2 September 2015 (Lycée entrance)

See the detailed rentrée timetable for more information

School holiday dates 2015/16

  • Toussaint: 19 October –30 October 2015
  • Christmas: 21 December 2015 – 1 January 2016
  • Winter: 15 – 26 February 2016
  • Spring: 11-22 April 2016
  • Summer: 6 July 2016

Details of holidays for other years and other zones are to be found on http://www.education.gouv.fr/
Lyon is in zone A.

Other French statutory holidays during the school year:

  • Armistice day (Armistice 1918) : Wednesday 11th November 2015
  • Easter Monday (Lundi de pâques) : Monday 28th March 2016
  • May day (Fête du travail) : Sunday 1st May 2016
  • Ascension day (Jeudi de l’ascension) : Thursday 5th May 2016
  • End of WW2 (Victoire 1945) : Sunday 8th May 2016
  • Pentecost (Lundi de pentecôte) : Monday 16th May 2016