The initial elements of the International Section system emerged from the creation of the SHAPE (and later NATO) school in Saint-Germain-en-Laye in 1953.
The legislative and regulatory framework governing International Sections is comprised of a range of laws, decrees and Ministerial decisions.
The list of the relevant texts (in French) can be found on the Legifrance website:
Click on “Accès thématique”, write “sections internationales” in the space “Mot ou expression”, click on “Rechercher” and then “Section internationale (enseignement)” and finally “Voir”.
You will find certain relevant texts here :