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For most schools, the physical is as important as the mental. Getting out into the surrounding Alps is a key part of the Aiglon College curriculum —all pupils learn to ski and go out on regular skiing expeditions, sleeping overnight in huts high up in the mountains


families keen to give their children a British edu- cation on the Côte d’Azur. The 525 pupils are taught the National Curriculum by passionate teachers in a close-knit environment. Results have improved dramatically: in 2013, the pass rate for A level was 100% for the fifth consecu- tive year. Offers IGCSEs and A levels Relocation experts Alex Balkin, Riviera Estates (www.riviera-estates.net); Côte d’Azur Soth- eby’s International Realty (www.cotedazur- sothebysrealty.fr)


Lycée International de Saint-Germain- en-Laye www.lycee-international.com; www.britishsection.fr Ages 3–18, day school Situated West of Paris, the Lycée International prides itself on offering not only bilingual, but bicultural learning. Core subjects are taught by French teachers to national standards and Brit- ish teachers focus on British culture, language, history and literature. Offers IGCSE, OIB Relocation specialist Susie Hollands, Vingt Paris Savills (www.vingtparis.com)


International School of Paris (ISP) www.isparis.edu Ages 3–18, day school Founded in 1964 and situated in the smart 16th arrondissement, the ISP is the only fully English- speaking school within the city. It’s also the only school in France to offer the full IB. Small class sizes, enthusiastic teachers and plenty of extra- curricular activities. Offers Full IB


Mougins School is set in a forest on the Côte d’Azur, creating a close-knit environment


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Relocation specialist Susie Hollands, Vingt Paris Savills (as above)


The British School of Paris (BSP) www.britishschool.fr Ages 3–18, day school In the prestigious market town of Croissy-sur- Seine, just 20 minutes by RER (commuter train) from the centre of Paris, The British School of Paris, France’s first British school, is one of the longest-established British international schools in the world. The junior- and senior-school cam- puses are located on an idyllic stretch of the Seine and there is a strong emphasis on pas- toral care and sport. More than 90% of leavers gain places at their first-choice universities. Offers IGCSE and A levels Relocation specialist Susie Hollands, Vingt Paris Savills (as above)


Bordeaux International School www.bordeaux-school.com Ages 3–18 years, day and boarding (with French host families) Bordeaux International School, the only bilingual option in Aquitaine, is located in the heart of the city. From the start, children are encouraged to speak multiple languages (there is a French and


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