How to apply for a place at our school?
To apply for a place at our school the first step is to fill out an application form and deliver it to the secretary’s office along with the necessary documents and the registration payment. Once the application form has been submitted, the School will contact you in order to interview your child.
Are there other compulsory payments?
The school fees and meals are the only compulsory fees. Other services, such as school transport or extracurricular activities, are optional.
Why is Laude British School of Vila-real your best option?
LAUDE British School is the only British school in Castellón which covers all the educational stages, offering a complete education in English to pupils from 2 to 18 years old. Our education programme is fully inclusive and, on graduation from our Sixth Form, our students have direct access to Spanish universities without having to sit the university entrance exams (Selectividad). Our students are also awarded double qualifications, with certification in both the Spanish and the English systems. With their qualifications our students are eligible to apply to any university worldwide.
What is the difference between a bilingual and a British school?
Bilingual schools are schools which follow the Spanish Curriculum but which have a specified number of school hours taught in English. British schools are those which deliver the English National Curriculum in English plus the compulsory Spanish curriculum subjects: Spanish Language, Valenciano, Conocimiento del Medio in Primary school and the separate subjects of History and Geography in Secondary. At the end of secondary school, our students have their studies recognised by the Spanish government to receive the Spanish secondary leaving certificate (ESO) in addition to their English certificates. LAUDE British School of Vila-real is a British School because apart from the compulsory Spanish subjects, every subject is taught in English. LAUDE British School of Vila-real offers a multilingual education because in secondary school our pupils choose to study German, French or Mandarin and obtain the official certificates from each country’s awarding body, which is now compulsory in order to comply with the Bologna Process.
What level of linguistic competence can we expect from our student by the end of their formal education with us?
From the start, LAUDE British School of Vila-real has aimed to nurture students with a high level of linguistic ability in three or four different languages. Our aim is that when students finish Sixth Form they will be able to speak fluently in Spanish, English and Valenciano, and, based on their choice of a further language, also French, German or Mandarin.
My child comes from a Spanish school or cannot speak Spanish. Can they study at Laude British School of Vila-real?
At Laude British School of Vila-real we have a Linguistic Immersion programme both in English and Spanish for those children who are not as fluent in English as our students so that we can enable them to join our school. Likewise, students who cannot speak Spanish get support in order to learn the language. Each student is considered individually so that we can ensure the their success with the right amount of work and dedication.