Source Article in French:
Plus de téléphones portables dans les écoles et collèges à la rentrée 2018 », annonce Jean-Michel Blanquer

2017: Cell Phones are fully banned – in hallways, lunchroom and playgrounds- in schools through 14-15 years old (elementary and middle).

● Mobile phones will be fully banned announced the Minister of National Education Jean-Michel Blanquer according to a news article published in Le Monde​. The measure was confirmed by the Minister of Education. While France previously banned cell phones in classrooms, this policy includes all locations in the school and is considered a “full ban”.