As in most western countries the education system on the Costa Blanca consists of either
public (free) or private education. It is law in Spain for children to attend School
from the age of 6 – 16 years old.
There are Public schools in most towns on the Costa Blanca and a limited number of private Spanish schools. There are also several international schools which are all private. Families looking to relocate to this sunny region following buying a property have a range of options to choose from.
The majority of towns on the Costa Blanca are home to a local public school. They
normally accept children from Infants through to Secondary school (3-16 years old) The
system is categorized as follows:
- Infants (Infantil) 3 – 6 years.
- Primary (Primaria) 6 – 12 years (compulsory).
- Secondary school (E.S.O.) 12 – 16 years (compulsory)
After Secondary School pupils can choose to sit their 'Bachillerato', this roughly is equivalent to the English 'A' level system and can be quite academically challenging. Thereafter, if successful, pupils can choose to go on to university.
There is a choice of Spanish Semi-Private and Private Schools on the Costa Blanca. In
addition there is a selection of international private schools, some of which are listed
The Laude Lady Elizabeth School
English Education system. GCSE, AS and A-levels, infant and senior schools.
TEL: Junior: 965 790 252
Senior: 96 573 1960
Xabia International College Gcse
As level and English A level.
Primary: 966 472 121
Secondary: 966 471 785
Elian's British School, La Nucia
British Education like above.
TEL: 966 877 055