Elian’s Castellón FAQs

 

From Pre 1 to Year 13 (1 to 18 years).

09.30 – 16.30 although extended hours are available from 07.00 to 18.30

Lessons are in 30 minute/1 hour blocks in Primary and 45 minute blocks in Secondary.

Pre 1 to Reception – 22

Year 1 to Year 9 – 25

The majority of the children are Spanish although we do have students from other countries including the UK, Nigeria, Scandinavia, Algeria, Germany and Italy.

We follow the Spanish calendar. See calendar section.

Students wishing to enter Year 3 and above must pass an entrance exam in English. A copy of the latest school report is also required.

Almost all the teachers are native to the curriculum they teach. All are fully qualified.

The pre-school children follow a bilingual programme in English and Spanish based on the Doman principles.

Yes, the school has a sleep room for 1 to 2 year olds.

You may wish to give your child a light snack for the morning break. Lunch is provided for all students along with an afternoon snack for Pre 1 to Year 1.

Yes, the students have @ 5 hours of Spanish per week following the obligatory Spanish curriculum.

Yes, French is taught from Year 3 to Year 9 as part of the British Curriculum but we also offer German and Chinese as extra-curricular activities.

Students have an hour and a half of PE each week.

Yes, see extra-curricular activities for details.

Yes, see transport for details.

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 Sociales in Secondary. At the end of secondary school, our students have their studies recognized by the Spanish government to receive the Spanish secondary leaving certificate (ESO) in addition to their English certificates.