The British Section

The Lycée International St Germain-en-Laye & Partner Schools

What is the BSPA?

Governing Body


The British Section Parents Association (BSPA) – as an Association operating under the French law of July 1901 - is the non-profit making body representing all families that have children in the British Section.

If you have children - full time or externé - in BS classes on any of the five BS sites, you are automatically a member of the BSPA. There are currently 527 member families representing 820 children aged 3 - 18.

What does the BSPA do?

  • Raises funds from parents, via annual  cotisations  fixed by the Governing Body, in order to:
    - pay British Section teachers, librarians and administrative staff
    - buy certain teaching equipment, books and information technology, finance certain activities

  • Recruits British Section teachers, librarians and administrative staff

  • Agrees, in discussion with the Director and senior management team, the Section's main goals

  • Represents the interests of its members with local municipalities and the French administration in the schools where the British Section is present

  • Organises extra-curricular activities which serve the general interests of British Section pupils at all sites

  • Facilitates contact between parent members

The role of the BSPA is strictly defined by its Statutes and Reglement Interieur