Jump to it for your rentrée choices

Signing up for school and setting the right courses for the years ahead is vital but changes can be made if needed

Now is the time to start thinking of where your child will go to school

Parents will be thinking about where to send their children to school ‒ collège or lycée next year, particularly if he or she is at an age to change establishment. The signing-up procedure starts in spring.

Your choice will depend on where you live and whether you choose a public or private school.

If it is private it is up to you to choose and contact the school directly.

If it is public you have to be aware of the carte scolaire rules which govern your rights to choose a school according to its location. You are generally expected to sign up to your local school and need to ask for a dérogation, a dispensation, to go elsewhere.

In primary, this is done via the mairie. First, ask permission from your mayor to change and then ask the approval of the mayor of the commune where you wish your child to go. You can only get a place ...

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