Almuñecar International School
Founded in 1989, and owned by a consortium of parents, Almuñecar International School is an independent, coeducational day school for students in the Reception to Upper Sixth (Year 13), age range. It was established in order to serve a community of native Spanish and expatriate European (predominantly British) families requiring an English style of education for their children, and is a non-profit making establishment. Altogether, sixteen nationalities are currently represented in the student body.
The education offered at A.I.S. is based on the National Curriculum (England and Wales) but Spanish and Spanish Social Studies also feature on all students’ timetables. Spanish studies are followed at different levels to ensure that pupils will be able to ‘convalidate’ in both the Spanish and other European education systems and thus have a wider choice post 16. In the Primary School, latest strategies in numeracy and literacy have been initiated. In the Secondary School, students sit for GCSE at the end of Year 11 and “A” level at the end of Year 13. A wide range of options is offered. Academic success rate is very high. A number of pupils are entered for some GCSEs in Year 10.