The Lycée Français René Descartes is accredited by the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE).

The LFRD is co-governed by a non-profit association (PA – board of Board of DIrectors) and by the management team (appointed by the AEFE). The respective roles of the Board of Directors members are defined by an agreement signed with the AEFE. The governance of the LFRD is therefore based on a strong partnership between elected parents and the school’s management team.


The Head Of School


The LFRD is accredited by the AEFE (the French Education Agency for Schools Abroad). Management staff are civil servants of the French Ministry of National Education, recruited by the AEFE. Their three year secondement contracts may be extended for two one-year periods. The Head of School is the direct supervisor of all the LFRD staff.

Vice Head Of School

Ms Stephanie LEULEU

The Vice Head of School is nominated by the AEFE (the French Education Agency for Schools Abroad) under a three year secondement contracts that may be extended for two one-year periods. The Vice Head of School’s mission is to support the Head Of School in managing the Lycée.

Head of Primary

Mr Marc LE ROY

The Head of Primary is civil servant of the French Ministry of National Education, appointed by the AEFE. Candidates must have validated skill sets required for the position by the Ministry of Education. The three year secondement contract may be extended for two one-year periods.

Director of Finance and Administration


In our school management team, a Director of Finance and administration is appointed by the AEFE. The DFA is a French civil servant with the French Ministry of National Education. Thier three year secondement contract may be extended for two one-year periods.


The Parents’ Association

Board members

Chairman: Stéphanie SENG |

Secretary: Nadia DJADJO MANIGOUE |

Treasurer: Antoine CORNU |

Vice-chairman: Anne GUERINEAU |

Vice-treasurer: Nathalie LESELLIER


Alain BRUN | Laurent DUBOIS | Carole MATHIS | Isabelle MOUSSET |
Serge PAK | Florent de WARREN | Prasnar YI

Rules and Regulations of the PA

Board minutes

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees supports the Head Of School and the management team in upholding the LFRD standards of excellence. The board identifies priorities and is resposible for managing the school on matters that do not pertain to pedagogy.

All members are volunteers, and receive no financial compensation from the school for their activities. They are elected by all parents during General Assembly, and represent our community. The Board is responsible for: Establishing our development strategy Ensuring the sound management of the LFRD, in the interest of all parents Defining the real estate strategy

ChairmanStéphanie SENG
TreasurerAntoine CORNU
Vice-chairmanAnne GUERINEAU
Vice-treasurerNathalie LESELLIER

School bodies


The Governing Board (GB)

Chaired by the Principal

The GB represents both Primary, and Secondary. It examines topics forwarded by the Primary school council and the Secondary Level Council .

It is responsible for:

  • Establishing the Educational Strategic Plan.
  • Defining the school’s internal regulations.
  • Adopting the school yearly calendar and teaching schedules.

Your representatives on the school council

Holders: BOUAT Estelle, SOUTIF Christine, DEKEISTER Jean-Yves 

Substitutes: HOLDENER Laurent, HARD BRAISSE Mona, TEMPLIER Alexandre.



The Primary School Board

Chaired by the Head of Primary

Advisory body that issues an advisory for Primary (nursery: PS, MS, GS and elementary: from CP to CM2), in particular on:

  • The school schedule and the school calendar
  • The Educational Strategic Plan (the section pertaining to the primary section)
  • Projects and school trips
  • Extracurricular and additional activities
  • Hygiene, safety, and student health

Your representatives on the primary school council

DITH Nida | TITH Viseth | NGORN Vanntha |
THON Sonina | TIA Thomas | ELLIOTT Sean | SOUTIF Christine

Minutes of the primary school council