The British School of Lanzarote is a private co-educational school founded in 1985. The school is situated 3 km north from Arrecife in a pleasant setting in Tahiche. Pupils of different nationalities come to the school from all over the island.
The British School of Lanzarote is fully recognised by both the UK and Spanish authorities and admits pupils from 3 to 16 years of age. It offers a predominantly British style of education which is aligned to the National Curriculum with appropriate adaptations for its status as an international school serving pupils from a range of different nationalities. In addition to the UK curriculum offered, it additionally provides the obligatory subjects of Spanish language and culture. The first language of the school is English.
BSL facilities include bright classrooms, a science laboratory, library, ICT room, recreation areas and a kitchen and dining room. In addition to these facilities the school has weekly access to the Municipal Sports Centre for the older pupils so that they can participate in a wide range of sporting activities.
Staff at the school are dedicated and suitably qualified. They come from both UK and Spanish systems. The class sizes are small and pupils benefit from a high level of academic and personal attention to their individual needs. As a result, children generally settle quickly, make new friends and enjoy school life. They usually make good progress in their educational studies and learn effectively. Extra-curricular activities are also available during the year.
All pupils at the school participate in standardised test and assessments based on the UK curriculum. At the end of Years 2, 6 and 9 pupils take end of Key Stage tests to measure their individual progress. After Year 9 pupils can embark on two-year course of study in a variety of subjects. This enables them to sit the Cambridge Examination Board IGCSE examinations in Year 11. The school has been successful in its pass rates in these examinations and many pupils have gone on to distinguish themselves at university level. The school is also a centre for Open University Examinations.
For further information regarding school policy, term dates, fees, school bus and dining room services etc. please don’t hesitate to contact the school Administration.