Occupying an idyllic location overlooking the bay of Palma, nearby woodland and Bellver Castle, Queen’s College was founded in 1977 as an English medium school At present approximately 300 pupils ranging from 3 to 18 years attend, the majority of who are either British or Spanish with many other nationalities also represented. The school is an inspected and approved member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain it welcomes continuing inspection from the Association through its British inspectors (former H.M I ) as well as from the Spanish Ministry of Education (M.E.C.). Success in public examinations is seen as an essential target and although proud of its academic achievement, the school provides education in its broadest sense, encouraging and enabling pupils to lead full, happy lives, with positive contributions to make to any society in which they may find themselves.
A British curriculum is followed leading eventually to GCSE and GCE ‘A’ level examinations. At present a range of some 18 main subjects is offered. Alongside the British curriculum, selected components of the official Spanish curriculum are offered to Spanish students and others capable of studying in both languages. This dual programme of studies is fully convalidated by the Spanish Ministry of Education for both foreign and Spanish students. All teaching staff have recognised degrees and/or teaching qualifications from their respective countries and at least 5 years teaching experience. Facilities include 18 classrooms, science laboratory, library, computer room, multi-function hall, dining room and playground. The school year is divided into 3 terms starting early September and finishing mid June The school day runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p m optional services include school lunch and transportation. Entry to the school is normally through interview, assessment and a satisfactory report from the pupil’s previous school.