BRITISH SCHOOL OF PARIS

                             Information for Applicants
                                      The Senior School

The British School of Paris is a non-selective fee-paying school which caters for English-
speaking children of over 50 nationalities (about 60% of them British) from the ages of 3 to
18. The Senior School is situated beside a beautiful stretch of the River Seine in the western
suburbs of Paris. Currently we have over three hundred and eighty students 11-18 on roll.
We offer an essentially British education based on high academic achievement, sporting
endeavour, artistic and cultural awareness, presented within an international environment.

Small overall numbers, modest class sizes and a supportive pastoral care system mean that
new pupils integrate quickly and find themselves well motivated in their work. The pupils
participate in a wide range of extra-curricular activities, and they enjoy excellent results at all
levels in standardised UK examinations.

Founded in 1954 as the English School of Paris, the school was owned and managed by its
founding Headmistress, Mrs. Mary J Cosyn OBE, until she retired in 1980. With
encouragement from the British Embassy, it was then acquired by the non-profit making
Association for English Education in Paris. This Association is controlled by a Board of
Governors, whose members are drawn from the British business and professional
community in Paris together with members of the academic world in Britain and Europe. The
British Ambassador is its Honorary Patron.

Please browse our website for more detailed information on our school:

                                Application Procedure
To apply please send a current CV including the following details, as well as a covering
letter, to

      Personal details, contact details
      Main degree, class, where obtained
      Second degree, class, where obtained
      Teaching qualification, when and where obtained
      Secondary education, qualifications
      Other relevant qualifications and training
      Current post, current salary
      Teaching employment history & reasons for leaving
      Extra curricular activities offered
      Contact details of at least two referees

The British School of Paris is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of
children. The successful applicant will be required to provide a clear Enhanced CRB check.

Interview arrangements

If you are called to interview, you will be asked to give us permission to contact your referees
and the school will reimburse reasonable travel expenses to the interview and, where

necessary, overnight accommodation costs. However, if a candidate is offered the post and
declines the offer, such expenses will not be reimbursed.

Candidates invited to interview should bring with them original ID (e.g. passport), original
degree certificate(s) and teaching qualification(s), along with any previous CRB checks.

British School of Paris Relocation Procedures

The British School of Paris subcontracts the relocation of new staff arriving from abroad to an
outside company. After appointment and prior to taking up the post, relocating staff are
entitled to stay in hotel accommodation, if necessary, for up to fifteen days at the School’s
expense whilst the company helps them to find suitable longer term accommodation.

The relocation company will have a meeting with them to discuss their needs and discuss
alternatives prior to taking them to visit flats or houses. They may also advise about
purchasing a property if required. Please note that in France flats and houses are generally
rented unfurnished.

The cost of renting a 50m² one bedroom flat in the suburbs will be at least €1000 per month.

Where appropriate, the school pays for reasonable removal costs for the move to Paris.

After appointment

The successful candidate will be invited to spend a day in school prior to taking up the post.

A month’s gross salary is paid at the start of the contract as a settling-in allowance in the
case of new staff relocating from abroad.      This allowance is subject to social security
deductions and income tax.


Your children may be accepted by B.S.P. subject to the normal application procedures. Staff
children are charged 10% of our school fees, including the development fund. Full details
are available from our Registrar.

Learning French

The School is committed to providing a wide range of In Service Training. French lessons
are encouraged for new members of staff recruited from abroad and the School is willing to
pay up to 1500€ per year towards the cost of French lessons for the first two years.

Transport to and from School

By law employers are required to reimburse 50% of the cost of the monthly or annual travel
card for public transport between home and work. You are required to give a copy of your
travel card (‘Pass Navigo’) to the administrative office to claim this.

Financial information

The BSP operates its own independent salary scale which is a generous one.              Further
information will be available on request.


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