Anyone in Spain know about schools near-ish to Valencia?

(7 Posts)
AdoraJingleBells Thu 06-Dec-12 03:06:04

If we can sell up here we plan to move to Spain and I have no idea what to look for in a Spanish school. I understand their state system is good. DDs are fluent in Spanish so language isn't a problem. Google hasn't helped, maybe I just don't know what I'm looking for, if that makes senseconfused

fussychica Sat 08-Dec-12 15:40:49

I can only say that there is a massive squeeze on education, along with everything else, in Spain due to the economic crisis.

We have recently returned to UK after 8 years in Spain when DS finished his Bachillerato at a state school to attend Uni in UK.

Obviously, as you are thinking Valencia, learning Valenciano will be compulsory but not difficult for them as they are fluent in Spanish already.

Sorry don't know anything about schools in that area but if you can find out some of the names of those you are considering they might have a website (our sons did though it was never up to date!) which might give more info. If you think I might be able to help with any other questions let me know. Good luck.

AdoraJingleBells Wed 12-Dec-12 01:54:01

Thanks fussy, I'll keep digging. Hope your DS enjoys his time at Uni.

gordonpym Sat 15-Dec-12 10:52:09

Hum.... not so sure about the state system. Right now, there are massive cuts and in some classes, there are up to 42 pupils for just one teacher.
I'd rather go for the concertadas schools, which are half state and half private.
Have a look a this site for more info about living in Spain www.mumabroad.com/

AdoraJingleBells Sun 16-Dec-12 02:11:10

Thanks for that link Gordon, will have a proper look when I'm less tired. We're just starting the process of finding out and education is my primary concern.

gordonpym Sun 23-Dec-12 19:57:22

I have another (more official) site for you. Here you'll find a list of ALL schools in the Valencia area www.cece.gva.es/ocd/areacd/es/sisextra.asp and you may also look for the bilingual (english - spanish ) school which gives you this www.cece.gva.es/ocd/areacd/es/sisextra_ens.asp

With a clic on the blue number, you get straight the school details, including webpage....
Good luck, I know what you're going through !

AdoraJingleBells Thu 03-Jan-13 02:12:03

Thank you Gordon

It all makes interesting reading.

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