Primary School

SCHOOL LIFE

School Times

The official Primary school day starts at 8.15am and ends at 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. There is no school on Wednesday except for CP and CE1 students in the Anglophone Section who’ll have class on alternating Wednesday mornings according to this schedule. The Anglophone Section timetable can be found here.

There is a lunch break from 11.15am until 1pm. Gates open 10 minutes before 8.15am and 1pm. There is always a break mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Term Dates 2018 – 2019

3rd September – First day of school at 8.15 am
Autumn break: 20th October – 5th November
Christmas break: 22nd December – 7th January
Winter break: 23rd February – 11th March
Spring break: 20th April – 6th May
End of school year: 5th July

Click to download Official French National Education calendar

Note: Holidays start at the end of the school day. Classes resume on the morning of the day indicated.

In addition, there will be no school on the following days:

Wednesday 8th May
Thursday 30th May
Friday 31st May

Lunch

Most children have lunch at the canteen but those who live close enough to the school are allowed to eat at home. Packed lunches are not allowed and only students with a PAI (Projet d’accueil individualisé) for medical reasons will be allowed to bring their own lunch to school. The Espace Famille of the town council takes care of canteen enrolments and billing.

If your child is absent

If your child cannot attend school, you should inform la Directrice first thing by email or phone.

Stationery

For the French side there are lists of the necessary stationery per year group on the notice boards outside the school. For the Anglophone Section most books and equipment are provided, but students will need to provide two 24x32 cm exercise books. Information about this and any other material will be given at the start of the year. Students also need a satchel or backpack and a pencil case with pens, pencils etc.

After-School care

After 4pm students will be taken care of by a team of young activity leaders, under the auspices of the town council on the school premises. Until 4.30pm there will be playtime and snacktime followed by either an hour of ADP (aide aux devoirs personnalisée) or a variety of artistic and cultural activities.

Sports

Pupils will have sports/Physical Education classes with specialised sports teachers. Depending on the year group, children will also go (by bus) to the nearby swimming pool for swimming lessons.