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Kings College Madrid


www.kingscollegeschools.org Ages 2-18 years, day and boarding (from 12+) British families based all over Spain send their children as day pupils or boarders to Kings Col- lege, which also has branches in Alicante and Murcia. The main school occupies purpose- built premises in the pretty residential area of Soto de Viñuelas, and there is a purpose-built early-learning centre for children between the ages of two and three, an auditorium, music school, 25m indoor swimming pool and an all- weather, floodlit multi-sports area. Pupils are taught the National Curriculum with classes in both English and Spanish and achieve high results at GCSE and A level. A new boarding house opened in 2011. Offers IGCSEs, A level Relocation expert Engel & Völkers Spain (www.engelvoelkers.es)


Sotogrande International School www.sis.ac Ages 3-18 years, day and boarding Day pupils and boarders from more than 40 different nationalities are educated at Soto- grande International School, which offers all stages of the IB programme. Top-class facilities include a large outdoor pool, modern labs and music rooms, libraries and theatre space. Boarders live in a former four-star hotel. Lessons are taught in English, but pupils are encouraged towards bilingualism; the average score at IB diploma level is 35 points out of a possible 45 (the world average is 30). Offers Full IB Relocation expert James Stewart of Savills Spain (www.sav-spain.com)


King Richard III College, Mallorca www.kingrichardcollege.com Ages 2–18 years, day school School locations don’t get much better than that of King Richard III College, which is situated a short distance from Palma and within striking distance of a wide sandy beach and the marina of Puerto Portals. An art studio and photography suite enjoy views over the Mediterranean, there are excellent sports facilities and a new dining room. The college provides a bilingual education with lessons taught in English and Spanish, culminating in IGCSEs and A levels (85% A*–C grades at IGCSE). Offers IGCSE, A level Relocation expert Michael Cunnington of MJC Associates (www.mjcassociates.net)


Queen’s College Mallorca www.queenscollege.es Ages 3–18, day school Queen’s College, overlooking the bay of Palma, comes highly recommended by parents based in Mallorca. The school, which occupies a for- mer convent, follows the National Curriculum, preparing students for IGCSE and A level, but it also encourages them to develop social skills


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Pupils at the International School of Florence benefit from the wealth of cultural opportunities that surround the school as well the opportunity to get out into the Italian sunshine as often as possible


and participate in sports and a wide range of extracurricular activities and clubs. Beach trips, farm visits and art exhibitions are always popu- lar excursions. Offers IGCSE, A level Relocation experts MJC Associates (www. mjcassociates.net) and Engel & Völkers (www. engelvoelkers.es)


Morna International College, Ibiza www.mornainternationalcollege.com Ages 3–18 years, day school Set up for the offspring of the ‘free-spirit’ set who made the island their home in the 1970s, Morna’s curriculum once included Chinese cal- ligraphy. Over the years, it has flourished into a highly respected institution teaching the National Curriculum to more than 300 pupils mainly from Britain, Germany and Holland. Offers IGCSE, A levels Relocation expert Engel & Völkers Ibiza (www.ibiza.engelvoelkers.com)


Portugal St Julian’s, Lisbon


www.stjulians.com Ages 3–18 years, day school Colonial in appearance, highly competitive and extremely successful, St Julian’s attracts many parents who would otherwise have sent their children to boarding schools in Britain. It’s the only school in the area to offer the National Curriculum up to GCSE level; pupils then go on to take the IB. Also known for its pastoral care, top-class sports facilities and drama department. Offers IGCSE, IB


Relocation expert Engel & Völkers Lisboa (www.engelvoelkers.com/lisboa)


International Preparatory School, Lisbon www.ipsschool.org Ages 2–11 years, day school A major feeder for St Julian’s, the International Preparatory School, which has some 260 pupils, is friendly and close-knit, with an emphasis on development, learning and play. It’s recently moved to a state-of-the- art campus in Cascais that has excellent facilities including a well-stocked library and all-weather sports and play areas. Offers SATs Relocation expert Engel & Völkers Lisboa (www.engelvoelkers.com/lisboa)


International School São Lourenço, Algarve www.algarveschool.com Ages 3–18 years, day school São Lourenço in Almancil, west of Faro, is an established international school with a distinctly British feel, popular with families living in Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo. The school achieves excellent results; pupils are taught an adapted version of the National Curriculum and are also encouraged to participate in a wide range of sports and extracurricular activities. It’s also the only school on the Algarve to offer The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Offers IGCSE, A-Level Relocation expert Quinta Properties (www. quintaproperty.com)


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