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Kitting the kids out for school in Spain

Starting in a Spanish school? It’s not just about turning up on the day. And yet, many parents seem surprised that there is more to it than that.

February 29th, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

Starting children in Spanish schools: the big decisions

When should children start school? Until recently I was of the opinion that later is better. I thought that most European countries didn’t begin their formal education until well after we did in England and congratulated them for it. So it came as something of a surprise when I made enquiries about starting dates for my son, Joseph. Although compulsory schooling in Spain starts at age six, I discovered that many families take up the option of starting their children at three.

February 22nd, 2012 | Posted in Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

Expat kids in Spanish schools: The best days of their lives?

Foreign children in Spanish schools

Were your school days the best days of your life? Do you long to once more experience the aroma of school dinners and battle across the school field in all weathers? OK, it had its ups and downs, but generally and for most people, school was a blissful time of few worries and long holidays. However, for some British pupils in Spanish schools the experience is far from pleasurable.

February 13th, 2012 | Posted in Featured, Expats, Spain Expat, Spain News | Read More »

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