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The Lycée Français International de Málaga is a private establishment under agreement with the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE), itself a national public establishment of an administrative nature placed under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. . The Agency, which was created by the Law of July 6, 1990, is represented in Madrid by the Cultural Services.
The approved establishments are managed by associations or foundations under private law, French or foreign, and have signed an administrative, financial and educational agreement with the AEFE. This agreement relates in particular to the conditions of assignment and remuneration of permanent agents of the National Education and to the allocation of subsidies. These establishments maintain a constant management dialogue with the AEFE.
The Lycée Français International de Málaga falls within the scope of bilateral agreements (Convention of February 7, 1969 clarified by that of June 2, 1977 – Royal Decree nº 806/93 of May 28, 1993) between the Spanish and French states, students who have completed all of their secondary studies at LFI Malaga thus benefit from permanent validation of their studies in the two education systems.
The Lycée Français International de Málaga works thanks to tuition fees paid by parents as well as subsidies from the AEFE by taking charge of part of the salaries of "resident" teachers (teachers holding the French National Education ) as well as the salaries of expatriates (headmaster and primary school director).
The Lycée Français International de Málaga is managed by the Management Committee of the Association for the Development of the Lycée Français International (ADLFIM) and headed by a Head of Establishment (Principal), a French civil servant appointed by the France. The organization, management and administration of the school is governed by the standards set by the AEFE
ADLFIM is registered with the Registro de Asociaciones de la Junta de Andalucía, Consejería de Justicia e Interior, on December 18, 2014 (nº 29-1-1252), as a non-profit association.
The Management Committee is its representative and management body. It is made up of members who act on a voluntary basis without being able, under any circumstances, to be remunerated for the exercise of their functions. The statutes of ADLFIM can be consulted freely. The establishment's budget, drawn up by the administrative and financial director, assisted by the head of the establishment and the director of primary education, and approved by the Management Committee, is subject to the compliant visa of the AEFE.
The funds available at the end of each budget period are not considered profits but reinvested in the Lycée Français International de Málaga: educational projects, improvements to facilities, acquisition of materials, etc. This aspect sets us apart from most similar establishments. The Head of Establishment assumes full responsibility for the educational organization and operation, as well as for the school life of the establishment. In connection with the inspection bodies, he is the guarantor of the conformity of the lessons with the rules of the homologation. The Head of Establishment ensures, by delegation of the managing body, the proper functioning of the establishment in material, human, real estate and financial terms. He is closely and permanently associated with the management of the establishment and provides all the information necessary for the managing body.