School Education in France

Key figures (2014) [anglais]

Pupils at primary level

6,760,600 primary pupils

• In nursery schools 2,580,900
• In elementary schools 4,132,600
• ASH: special Schools and Schooling for Disabled Pupils 47,200

Pupils at secondary level

5,472,800 secondary pupils

• In lower secondary schools collèges 3,237,600
• In general and technological upper secondary schools 1,470,600
• In vocational lycées 670,300
• Adapted secondary schooling: referral units 94,400

Teaching staff

As of 2014, the National Education Ministry was paying 1,047,508 people of which 80,9 % were teachers. 711,165 were public sector teachers and 136,094 were private sector teachers in a contract with the state.

• Primary school teachers 370,161 (43,7 %)
• Secondary school teachers 477,098 (56,3 %)

200,249 members of staff perform administrative functions, technical, management, inspection, education, careers guidance and educational assistance in state schools, at local authority level, as part of the local inspectorate or the central administration.

Schools

• Number of schools, 63,942 including 55,169 state schools
• Number of primary schools 52,580
• Number of collèges 7,057
• Number of general and technological upper secondary schools 2,642
• Number of vocational lycées 1,583
• Added regional schools 80

Budget

• Domestic education spending 2013 (i.e. 6,8% of the GDP): €144,8 billion, including schooling 98,6 billion euros
• Average expenditure by pupil or apprentice at primary or secondary level €8,320
• Average expenditure per inhabitant €2,200
Source: The State of schools 2014 - Direction de l'évaluation, de la prospective et de la performance (Assessment, Forward-Planning and Performance Directorate), - Ministry of National Education,Ministry for Higher Education and Research

Source: The State of schools 2014 - Direction de l'évaluation, de la prospective et de la performance (Assessment, Forward-Planning and Performance Directorate), - Ministry of National Education,Ministry for Higher Education and Research

 

Last updated August 26, 2015
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