Enroll in elementary school

At what age ?

The children are enrolled in primary school in the beginning of the school year of the calendar year in which they turn 6 years old. No child may remain in daycare beyond the age of 6, except:

  • as part of a Custom school project
  • decision of the departmental appeal commission for decisions regarding the continuation of education at school

An application to enroll in the preparatory course can be submitted for children under 6 years old who are ready to start primary school lessons. Find out about the procedure to follow during the year at the school or at the academic inspection.

In what school ?

You can send your child to a public or private school, or educate him at home. In the latter case, you must previously make a declaration to the mayor and the inspector of the academy, renewed each year. Checks will be carried out to guarantee the child’s educational level and health status.

Some municipalities with several public nursery and primary schools establish school sectorization. The municipal territory is divided into several sectors. Residents must enroll their children in the school located in their area. Your town hall will indicate the school corresponding to your area of ​​residence.

It is a decision of the municipal council. This defines the different sectors. The mayor assigns students and processes exemption requests related to sectorization.

TO exemption school sectorization can be granted, exceptionally, by the mayor of the municipality. Allows the admission of a child to a daycare or primary school other than the one corresponding to their place of residence.

What are the procedures?

Her son was already enrolled in daycare.

Most of the time you are automatically registered at the end of the main section, at the primary school on which you are geographically dependent in your municipality. But it’s not always like this. Ask your town hall for more information.

Your child has never been to preschool.

Contact the town hall where you live, presenting:

  • the family book, an identity document or a copy of the birth certificate;
  • proof of address;
  • a document proving that the child has received the necessary vaccinations for his or her age.

Then have the elementary school principal register your child’s enrollment by submitting:

  • the registration certificate issued by the town hall;
  • the family book, an identity document or a copy of the birth certificate;
  • a document proving that the child has received the mandatory vaccinations for his or her age (vaccination record, for example)

It is advisable to obtain information starting in April of the following school year to know the days and times in which parents will receive information for the registration of their children. If the child does not change schools, she will not have to renew her registration every year.

Change of school group without change of residence within the same municipality

You need :

  • check that the school you have chosen has places available;
  • obtain an exemption from the city council (not automatic);
  • proceed with enrollment in the chosen school;
  • Notify the principal of the school to which you normally report that you have obtained an exemption.

His son was enrolled in a daycare center in another municipality.

You wish :

  • for your child to remain in the same municipality: the same procedures as for a first registration in another municipality;
  • for your child to return to the municipality where you live: the same procedures as if the child had never gone to nursery school.

First of all, notify the director of the nursery school where your child was educated. They must give you a cancellation certificate so that you can enroll your child in another school. Then contact the town hall of your new home and follow the same steps as for a first registration.

registration in a municipality other than that of your residence

Contact the town hall of the host municipality. You may be denied registration. However, reception may be justified by the absence of a school in the municipality of residence or by certain particular situations. If you have difficulties, contact the Academic Inspection services of your department.

When your child is enrolled in a primary school in a host municipality, he or she has the right to complete his or her entire primary education there.

What vaccines are required?

For entry to primary school, the mandatory vaccination (unless medically contraindicated) is:

  • DT-POLIO against diphtheria, tetanus and poliomyelitis.

Vaccines against smallpox, rubella, and whooping cough are not required.

How to register after a change of address?

Inform the principal of the school where your child was educated. He will give you a cancellation certificate. Then contact the town hall of your new home. presenting:

  • the family book, an identity document or a copy of the birth certificate
  • proof of address
  • a document proving that the child has received the mandatory vaccinations (vaccination record, for example)

The town hall will issue you a registration certificate. This certificate indicates the school where your child is assigned. You must go there so that the school director registers your registration.

Your child’s registration will be registered by the school director upon presentation:

  • the registration certificate issued by the town hall
  • a document proving that the child has received the mandatory vaccinations (vaccination record, for example)
  • of the cancellation certificate issued by the director of the former school

To learn more, you can consult the following pages:

University registration

  • Assignment to a university
  • Sixth grade registration.
  • Admission to adapted general and vocational education sections
  • Public-private passage
  • Repeat case
  • Registration after a change of address

University registration

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  • Find a suitable school, college, secondary school or regional educational establishment

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