The British Section

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

Our Mission

The British Section aims to inspire an understanding of British culture and educational values through teaching, pastoral care and extra-curricular activities.

In partnership with the French host schools and the parents, we are dedicated to contributing our specific programme and philosophy to the bilingual and bicultural schooling of pupils of all ages.

The British Section seeks to support and maximise the development of individual potential, to encourage co-operative effort, and to set high standards in academic work, behaviour and social relations.

The British Section sets out to offer its distinctive education to children from English-speaking and bilingual family backgrounds, and to those who have learned English as a second or foreign language and who are committed to developing it at mother-tongue level.


This Mission statement and related documents (Principles, Teaching Methods, Educational Goals, The British Section in Context) were the result of extensive consultation during the 2008-9 academic year within the British Section community of teachers, parents and pupils. They were formally adopted by the British Section Senior Management Team and the Governing Body of the British Section Parents Association in September 2009.