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Are there English-speaking browny, cubs, guiding or scouting activities not yet listed here, but catering to the British Community where you live in France? If so, we’d like to hear from them. Why not ask their Chairman or a committee member to contact the British Community Committee by e-mailing us on

British Guides in Foreign Countries (B.G.I.F.C.)

Girlguiding is the leading UK charity for girls and young women aged 5 to 25 providing its members with a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities.

Several BGIFC units run by dedicated volunteers meet in France for Rainbows (5-7yrs), Brownies (7-10yrs), Guides (10-14yrs), Senior Section (14-25yrs) and Trefoil Guild (retired, or not, adult members).

For more details :

BGIFC France & Benelux :

Girlguiding UK :

To get involved :

Friends of British Guiding in Ile de France (FOG)

The mission of this association is to provide support and encouragement for the leaders of Rangers, Guides, Brownies and Rainbows, through fund-raising activities to pay for their training.

We are part of the British Guides in Foreign Countries. We believe that through our activities we raise the profile of Girlguiding as an important part of childhood experience.

Mrs Christine Salisbury

British Scouting Overseas

Scouting exist to actively engage and support young people in their personal development, empowering them to make a positive contribution to society.

There are four Groups in France belonging to the Scout Association UK : in Chantilly, Croissy-sur-Seine, Maisons-Laffitte and Toulouse. They are part of British Scouting Overseas and offer a challenging and exciting programme for children from 6 years of age.

Mme Gillian Barratt
80 rue des Morillons, 75015 Paris
06 19 02 68 03

Holy Trinity Church, Maisons-Laffitte

Holy Trinity Church is situated about a hundred yards from the Château at Maisons-Laffitte. We offer a warm welcome for all English-speaking Christians.

In addition to the regular church services and weddings, baptisms and confirmations, there is a well-supported Sunday school for children of all ages from Sparklers to Pathfinders. The Church Hall offers a warm venue for these and other frequent festive events for the congregation and wider community throughout the year. There are also Beavers, Cubs, Scouts, Brownies, Guides, Mothers and Toddlers and Play Groups. Services with Holy Communion are held every Sunday at 10.30 am, and in addition on the first Sunday of each month there is an All Age Communion at 9.30 am.

15 avenue Carnot, 78600 Maisons-Laffitte
01 39 62 34 97


SPRINT a non-profit organization, is a group of English-speaking and bilingual professionals who work with children with special needs.


SPRINT's aims are two-fold. It offers the Anglophone community information and referral services and presents specialists with an opportunity to network.

The British School of Paris

The British School of Paris (BSP), a non-selective co-educational school, proudly provides quality British education for students, aged 3 to 18 years, from all over the world. The BSP, founded in 1954, is situated in the picturesque suburb of Croissy-sur-Seine, 25 minutes from Paris.

The BSP offers an extensive range of academic, cultural and sporting opportunities for each of its students. The Junior and Senior Schools are situated alongside each other on the leafy banks of the river Seine.

The academic programme is largely based on the English National Curriculum adapted to the special circumtances of the international clientele. The School embraces the high degree of flexibility within its well-balanced curriculum. Being a holistic educator the BSP has a strong extra-curricular base with a special focus on music and drama as well as a large variety of sports.

Communications Manager
Kay Steggles
Senior School
38 quai de l’Ecluse, 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine
01 34 80 45 90
Junior School
2 rue Hans List, 78290 Croissy-sur-Seine
01 34 80 45 90
01 30 15 88 30

The British Section, Lycée International Saint Germain-en-Laye

The Lycée International (25km west of Paris) educates children from age 3 to 18. With over 800 pupils on roll, the British Section is the largest of the 13 national sections. Pupils are taught by British Section teachers for six hours per week, increasing to eight hours per week for their final three school years; they spend the balance of their school week with French teachers who teach the French national curriculum. Children who speak little or no French can join the British Section via one of the Français spécial classes and benefit from an intensive course in French.

The British Section’s strong academic programme leads to IGCSE examinations at age 16, followed by a two-year preparation for the International Option of the French Baccalaureate (OIB) run jointly by the French government and University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) since its introduction in 1985.

The Lycée International gives students the skills, motivation and work habits which are an excellent preparation for university and the increasingly globalised professional world which follows. The results, and the track record of so many former students, justify the Lycée‘s reputation as one of France’s most successful schools.

British Section
2 bis rue du Fer à Cheval - B.P. 70107, 78101 Saint Germain-en-Laye Cedex
Director: James Cathcart MA (Oxon) PGCE
Admissions : 01 34 51 62 64

Anglophone Section of the Lycee Internationale Fontainebleau

Created in 1979, the Anglophone Section of Fontainebleau provides a bilingual, bi-cultural education for international children from age six to 18 on one campus. Made up of over 250 families with more than 23 different nationalities, it offers a family friendly environment and a welcoming community in a beautiful setting. The Anglophone Section's highly qualified English language teachers with educational experience in their home countries have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the children.

There are six hours of English a week in alternation with the French National Curriculum classes. Extra help is available for children with no previous knowledge of French. Students sit both the iGCSEs and international version of the French Brevet at age 16 and then the OIB (Option Internationale du Baccalaureate) at age 18. The Anglophone Section is the second biggest OIB examination centre in the world. Anglophone Section students regularly go on to attend top universities worldwide including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Yale and French Grandes Ecoles.

Head of the Anglophone Section: Shaun Corrigan. BA MA PGCE
48 rue Guérin, 77300 Fontainebleau.
Admissions : 01 64 22 11 77


The English Speaking Families Group, Lyon

The ESFG (English Speaking Families Group) exists to provide a support network for English-speaking families in the Lyon area. We organize English-language playgroups for children of different ages at our Hall in the 8eme district of Lyon, as well as a diary of social events for parents and families.

To find out more about joining our group, please visit our website at
President : Ruth McKain