Our History

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Established in 1954, The British School of Paris is the oldest and largest school in France which is based on the English National Curriculum.

The school has developed into a leading British independent school in an international environment, high achieving academically, and fully engaged in sports and the arts – the key aspects of a truly rounded British education.

Patronnage: the school is privileged to benefit from the patronage of Her Majesty's Ambassador to France. Furthermore, the British Royal family has supported the school on many occasions with memorable visits from the late Princess of Wales, the Duchess of Wessex and the Duchess of Gloucester, who did us the honour of attending the inauguration of the new Junior School building in 2010.