The words expressing the essential aims of the European Schools have been sealed in parchment into the foundation stones of all the European Schools:

«Educated side by side, untroubled from infancy by divisive prejudices, acquainted with all that is great and good in the different cultures, it will be borne upon them as they mature that they belong together. Without ceasing to look to their own lands with love and pride, they will become in mind Europeans, schooled and ready to complete and consolidate the work of their fathers before them, to bring into being a united and thriving Europe.»

The European School is a multilingual and multicultural environment in which the primacy of a child’s mother tongue is safeguarded wherever possible. The European School offers a single type of general academic education, in which learning conditions become increasingly demanding. This single academic pathway, involving highly cognitive and abstract learning, leads to the award of the European Baccalaureate diploma.

Where normal differentiation is not sufficient, different forms and levels of support are provided, designed to ensure appropriate help for pupils having special educational needs or experiencing difficulties at any point in their schooling in order to allow them to develop and progress according to their potential and to be successfully integrated.

The types of educational support provided are:

Support is flexible and varies as a pupil develops and his or her needs change.

The European Schools also offer special arrangements. These arrangements are listed and made available to pupils during examinations, tests and other forms of assessment to allow the pupil to fulfil his/her potential in the fairest possible way.

For more details, please read the following documents:

Presentation for parents - Educational Support in Secondary School

Policy on the Provision of Educational Support in the European Schools (DE - EN - FR)

Provision of Educational Support in the European Schools - Procedural document (DE - EN - FR)

Instructions for the request of Special Arrangements for the European Baccalaureate cycle (EN - FR)

Template for the requesting of special arrangements for the European Baccalaureate cycle (DE - EN - FR)

Limited authorisation to release confidential information. Request of Special Arrangements in the European Baccalaureate cycle (DE - EN - FR)

Further information on the types of learning support measures can be consulted in the Memorandum for parents.

Please contact the Support Coordinator, Mrs DUCHESNE (, if you need further information.