Sierra Bernia School is a privately-owned coeducational day school offering the English national curriculum for pupils aged from 3 to 18 years.
The Sierra Bernia School was founded in 1973 and, as the longest established British School on the Costa Blanca. Situated on the outskirts of Alfaz del Pi, an impressive village with a high foreign resident population, the school has easy access to the main Benidorm/Altea coast road and the motorway. Pupils travel from as far as Javea, Moraira and Calpe to the north and Campello, San Juan and Alicante to the south. A coastal school bus service is provided between Calpe in the north and Benidorm in the south, stopping at various points en route. The school has a Science Laboratory, an Art Room, Library and Computer suite. There is adequate playground space for all ages, shaded areas and sports installations. Sierra Bernia School, with well qualified, dedicated, and experienced teaching staff, is fully authorised by the relevant Ministries for both foreign and Spanish nationals. The school undergoes regular inspections by the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS), which ensures that the school correctly follows the British system of education (with an additional Spanish programme of studies), and is run along similar lines to a small private school in the UK. The school is an associate member of the Council of British Independent Schools in the European Communities (COBIS) and the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS).
The school does not make its tuition fees public, but a list of additional costs for external exams can be seen here.
The school accepts application all year round and is non selective, though prospective students wishing to enter sixth form are asked to submit their academic reports for consideration. The admissions process can be started by filling out an online entry form here.
Sierra Bernia School is located in the mountainous region behind the city of Benidorm on Spain’s Costa Blanca, in the municipality of Alfaz del Pi. The school is a 40-minute drive from Alicante city.
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