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C o min g with your family C SCHoolS Below is a list of schools which have classes that are adapted to the needs of foreign children who need to learn French: Specially adapted teaching for foreign children (introductory classes) For nurseries and primary schools: To register your child in a nursery or primary school, your family must already be in France and have a French address. Contact the DIVEL, on +33 (0)2 99 25 10 53, who will give you an appointment for a pre-registration meeting. At the end of this meeting, your children will have to take a test in their native language, or in French if they speak it. For secondary schools: The education board (Inspecton Academique) handles registration. Pupils aged 12 are automatically entered into secondary school. Their level of French is assessed by a FLE (French as a Foreign Language) teacher. Depending on the pupil’s level of education and assessment results, they may be entered into two types of class. • CLA (classe d’accueil ordinaire - standard class). This is for pupils who have received a normal education before coming to France, and their learning will be adapted depending on the results of their evaluation. • CLA- NSA (classe d’accueil pour l’élève non scolarisé antérieurement - class for pupils with no prior education) This class enables children with no or very little schooling before their arrival in France, but who are of a secondary school age, to learn French and acquire basic knowledge (CE2, CM1, and CM2 - classes aged 8-10) The pupils attend normal classes where good written French is not required (P.E, music, art, etc.) For students aged 16+: All students attend a CIO (Orientation and Information Centre), where they meet with an educational psychologist. Students attending sixth-form or a vocational college are eligible for additional FLE support. Bilingual education • French/English/American Course Collège Montbarrot Rue de Gascogne - BP 41618 - 35016 RENNES Cedex Tel: +33 (0)2 99 59 21 33 Ecole primaire Jean Moulin 8 rue de Bourgogne - 35000 Rennes Tel: +33 (0)2 99 54 57 04 Section internationale britannique lycée Victor et Hélène Basch 15 avenue Charles Tillon - B.P. 8316 - 35083 RENNES Cedex Tel: +33 (0)2 99 54 44 43 • Bilingual classes with English (L2) and Chinese (L3 beginners) Collège les ormeaux 30 rue des Ormeaux - BP 60818 35008 RENNES Cedex Tel: +33 (0)2 99 50 51 14 Collège anne de Bretagne 15 rue Martenot - BP 80543 35105 RENNES Cedex 3 Tel: +33 (0)2 99 63 19 45 lycée Emile Zola 2 avenue Janvier - BP 90607 - 35006 RENNES cedex Tel: +33 (0)2 99 79 23 00 • Chinese Ecole la Poterie 167 rue de Vern - 35200 RENNES Tel: +33 (0)2 99 51 97 61 • German Section abibac -lycée Chateaubriant 136 Bd de Vitré BP 1113 - 35014 Rennes Cedex Tel: +33 (0)2 99 28 76 00 D CHIlDCaRE FaCIlITIES FoR yoUnG CHIlDREn The City of Rennes offers a range of different options for looking after younger children and infants. o Crèche familiale : (8 in Rennes) A qualified childminder: looks after children aged 8 weeks to 3 years at home. A group event is held once or twice per week for the different childminding activities and to lend toys to children. o Crèche collective : (15) a registered crèche for children under 3 years old. Open every weekday. o Crèche parentale : (8) run by parents’ associations who employ a team of professionnals who are specialists in the care of very young children. For children aged between 3 months and 3 years old. o Halte-garderie : (9) day nursery where children can be left when necessary on an ad hoc basis. o Childminder : the most expensive solution (the national minimum wage €1425 per month before tax). o Babysitting : done by many lycéens and university students in the evening , is about €€5 per hour. o assistance Maternelle 35: to find a childminder in your neighbourghood and check their availability, visit: For futher information: • Ville de Rennes, Direction des Crèches 14 rue Saint-Yves - 35031 Rennes Cedex Tel. +33 (0)2 99 67 85 68 (headings : éducation – enfance / les crèches / adresses utiles) CIo (Centre d’Information et d’orientation) CIo Rennes nord: 1 quai Dujardin 35000 Rennes - Tel. +33 (0)2 99 25 18 30 CIo Rennes Sud: 15 rue Martenot - 35000 Rennes Tel. +33 (0)2 99 25 18 25 Foreign student coordination: Tel. +33 (0)2 99 25 10 53 39

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The International RESEARCHER and PhD STUDENT’s Guide to RENNES

Introduction to Rennes
A - The city of Rennes
B - The Université Européenne de Bretagne
Entry and residency formalities
A - Obtaining a visa
B - Obtaining a carte de séjour (residency permit)
Health insurance and health care
A - Social security and health insurance
B - Access to health care
A - Finding somewhere to live
B - Practical information
C - Before arrival
D - Deposit and co-signing
Banks and money
A - Opening an account
B - The cost of living in Rennes
C - Income tax
D - Retirement pensions
Coming with your family
A - Administrative procedures
B - Educational system
C - Schools
D - Childcare facilities for young children
E - Organising work for your spouse
F - Family allowances/benefits
G - Unemployment and the Rights of Foreigners
Daily life
A - Eating
B - Getting around
C - Learning French
D - Communicating
Free time : culture, leisure and sporting activities
A - Where to get information
B - Cultural events and festivals in Rennes
C - Leisure activities
D - Sporting activities
Useful contacts

The International RESEARCHER and PhD STUDENT’s Guide to RENNES