FAQs

What do students like most about the BSP?
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  • “The teachers really want to help you”
  • “Loads of after school activities, I have something I want to do every single night”
  • “Happy atmosphere”
  • “Great school trips”
  • “It’s cool to do well here”
What are the school’s main achievements?
  • High academic standards
  • Excellent exam results – In 2014 90% achieved grade A* – C at A Level and over 50% of all grades at GCSE were A* and A’s
  • In 2011 and 2014 the BSP received excellent reports from the UK’s independent school inspectorate the ISI, please download the full report here ISI Report 2014 and ISI Report 2011
  • An impressive extra-curricular programme, leading to high standards of success in sport, music, art and other activities Click here to download information
  • A happy and rewarding environment offering impressive facilities
  • Well-rounded, confident and intellectually curious pupils
What are the main strengths of the BSP?
  • Committed teachers with high expectations of pupils
  • Adherence to the ideal of an all-round education
  • High quality pastoral care
  • Keeping pupils/students challenged and interested in learning
  • Personalised programmes of support
  • Small class sizes
What is the pastoral care system?
Pastoral care means we use a holistic approach to address the personal, emotional, social, intellectual and moral needs of every pupil. As a result pupils show genuine concern for each other and grow strongly in self-awareness and self-esteem.
Does the school have a bus service?
Yes, The BSP provides a comprehensive private bus service to and from Paris and the surrounding areas at an extra cost. All students using this service are supervised.

Copies of bus lists are available from the following contact:

Mrs Auguste: laure.auguste@britishschool.fr or 01 30 15 88 35

Does the school accept students throughout the school year?
Yes, pupils can start at any date throughout the year. New students usually start on Mondays.
Is there an application fee?
No, there is no fee for an application to The British School of Paris.
From what age does the BSP accept children?
The British School of Paris is open to all children from age 3 – 18.
What are the school hours?
Senior School opens for drop off at 8h30
Junior School opens for drop off at 8h30
Senior School begins at 8h50 and ends at 16h00
Junior School begins at 9h00 and ends at 15h45
Nursery School begins at 9h15 and ends at 15h15

Are there after school activities?
An extensive programme of after school and lunchtime activities enriches the BSP experience.
Do pupils wear uniform?
Yes, all students from nursery up to Year 11 are required to wear a school uniform.
Sixth Form students are allowed the privilege of wearing their own clothes whilst respecting the school dress code.

Academic FAQs

How much French will my child study?
French is compulsory in all years up to the age of sixteen.
Are all classes taught in English?
Yes, all classes are taught in English (except language classes).
Is my child required to speak perfect English to gain admission to the BSP?
No. We welcome many non native speakers of English to the BSP. We provide support in the form of EAL (English as an Additional Language) and have a programme of Intensive English.
How do you cater to the needs of your most able pupils?
We offer our most able students the chance to be involved in more stretching and challenging activities, providing extension, enrichment and acceleration within the curriculum and within extra – curricular activities.
Is Learning Support available?
Yes, the special educational needs of students with specific learning difficulties are addressed either individually or in small groups.
What certificate/qualification will my child leave with at the end of his schooling at the BSP?
The qualifications we offer at the BSP are the General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE), Advanced Subsidiary (AS) and Advanced Level (A Level).
Will my child be able to gain entry into Universities around the world?
Yes, BSP students have been successfully accepted by prestigious universities in the UK, USA, France and worldwide. We are proud of our ability to best help students fulfil their potential for university admission.