Caxton College is an independent British co-educational, day and boarding school for pupils between the ages of 1 to 18 years. It was founded in 1987 thanks to the initiative of a Valencian family. The school is accredited by both the English and Spanish education authorities.
The school is purpose built and stands in 26,000 m2 in the village of Puçol just 20 km north of Valencia on the east coast of Spain. It is located halfway between the mountains and the sea, with a mild Mediterranean climate and extraordinary light. It is an open, multicultural school – a community without barriers where students from different continents come together creating an understanding and tolerant atmosphere.
Caxton College has on roll 1400 students between the ages of 1 to 18. The British National Curriculum is imparted by a highly professional, experienced, British trained staff just as the obligatory Spanish subjects are taught by equally professional Spanish trained staff The students take SATS in Year 2, Year 6 and Year 9 and then go on to take IGCSEs at the age of 16. In the sixth form, from the ages of 16 to 18, the pupils take A levels and AS levels and also prepare the Spanish University Entrance Exam. The students at Caxton College have an excellent record in their examination results, and this is an important facet of their education.
Individual and personalised attention for students is achieved through communication between students, teachers and parents. Moreover, the centre has an intensive programme for language support (in English and in Spanish) for those students who require it.
Caxton College has boarding facilities with host families available to pupils of Secondary age, which gives the opportunity for a unique and unforgettable experience. The families, carefully chosen and supervised, help the student adapt to his or her new environment, since the student forms a part of the family and shares in their experiences.
This option offers the student a special and personalised monitoring programme. Parents receive a detailed report that gives academic as well as personal information about their child’s progress on a monthly basis.
At Caxton College academic life is not our only concern: it is also accompanied by physical, cultural, artistic, social and moral development, as well as critical skills through the Personal, Social and Health Education Programme.
The school’s magnificent facilities include a large gymnasium (500 m2), sports fields, tennis courts, short tennis courts, handball, basketball, volleyball and beach volley courts, roller skating area, semi-olympic swimming pool, science laboratories, a library with over 20,000 educational and leisure resources, IT laboratory, art room, music rooms etc.
Pupils can choose from a wide range of extracurricular activities, which take place during the daytime, hence not interrupting the school bus service. The activities available to students include, judo, taekwondo, karate, football, volleyball, basketball, ballet, French, Chinese, chess, piano, violin, music theory and many others.
Other services include: a bus service covering a wide area of Valencia and Castellón; a dining room offering morning snacks and 3 course lunches, and medical assistance.
The school year is divided into three terms. School starts at the beginning of September and finishes at the end of June. The school hours are from 9.30 am to 5 pm.
Caxton College has summer courses for children of all ages during the months of July and August. Courses are available in both English and Spanish, with the possibility of boarding accommodation.
From September to June the school offers a programme called “School trips to Spain”, aimed at pupils from schools in other countries that would like to do an intensive course in English or Spanish, while visiting our country.
Caxton College is an accredited centre of the Cervantes Institute for the teaching of Spanish as a foreign language.
For more information on Caxton College you can visit www.caxtoncollege.com or telephone the school’s Admissions Office.