Neil John Barnes has been linked to the British School of Valencia since 1998 when he began working as a full time Primary teacher and Headteacher of the school. Born in Liverpool, he studied Biology and Education at University. He has also taken on the role of Director since January 2020. Here he talks to MumAbroad Life about the school which offers a British education to pupils of all nationalities aged between 2 and 18.
In these 27 years, we’ve managed to create a caring and nurturing environment where we help our students become the best version of themselves, confident and motivated. We believe that helping them grow as human beings, making them develop their character is just as important as teaching them English, Maths or Science. Thanks to BSV’s trusting, enriching and pleasant atmosphere, such as the one enjoyed by our students, children can become inspired learners and lead their own education.
They also study Spanish, French, German, Chinese and Valenciano.
It depends on the year group they are applying to. If, due to the child’s age, it is deemed necessary they sit an entrance exam for English language.
They are able to do so by visiting the school’s website and download a file with a summary of the past academic results.
It’s around 80% Spanish and 20% international community.
The school has the following facilities:
Parents interested in enrolling their child can arrange a meeting by sending an email to the school’s admissions officer email@example.com or by filling in this form. They will be able to visit the school and will be given general and specific information about it. They will be provided with an enrolment form and a list of personal documents necessary depending on the child’s age and academic level.
Yes, they obtain both Spanish and British education certificates.
The vast majority of our students decide to stay in Spain to continue their university studies. The percentage of students who choose to go to foreign universities is around 10%.
New children are buddied up with another student who will help them through a successful induction. Parents get to know each other through a series of events and activities organised in the school.
Education in values, family atmosphere and excellent academic development.
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