Oak House British School
Oak House School is a private, non- profit making foundation, with a Board of Trustees consisting of seven parents, elected by a General Assembly. The school was founded in 1968 and is a co-educational Primary and Secondary school for children from 3 to 18 years of age.
Oak House primary school is fully authorized by the Catalan regional government and is a member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain. The school is inspected by British inspectors, and is recognized as a British School. Our Primary pupils’ studies are based on the National Curriculum for England and Wales and they also study Spanish and Catalan language and humanities in Spanish.
Oak House secondary school is authorized by the Catalan regional government and our pupils are taught in English, Spanish and Catalan. Pupils choose between French or German as a fourth language in Secondary. Secondary pupils’ studies are based on the regional Obligatory Secondary Education (E.S.O.) and established British examination courses, International General Certificates of General Education (IGCSEs) in a range of subjects. During the final 2 years of their education (16-18 years of age) pupils follow the regional Bachillerato courses.
Oak House pupils receive a broad and balanced trilingual education and are thus prepared for further study in English, Spanish or Catalan. We aim to meet the individual needs of our pupils, not only in the academic areas of education, but also in the social and emotional aspects of their education.
Oak House School is situated in a quite area of Barcelona, at the base of the hills behind the city. Separate buildings, built between 1997 and 1999, house the nursery and primary classes, the secondary classes and the bachillerato classes. Laboratories, a music room, art and technology rooms and an_ auditorium, are housed in a separate building. Both the primary and secondary buildings have their own gymnasiums and computer suites. The majority of classrooms are equipped with interactive whiteboards and all have internet access. The school places importance on the use of technology to support our pupils’ learning. A dining room block, including kitchens, was completed in 2009. The school grounds contain extensive play areas and sports courts. Our youngest pupils have a specially designed play area.
The school organizes regular day trips, residential trips, and exchange visits with schools in Britain for our pupils. A range of sporting and cultural extra- curricular activities are on offer to our pupils. A school bus service is available.