Early years education

My New School!

In order to have the best possible start in life, every child deserves the support that enables them to face the challenges they will encounter in this ever changing world.  Here at the British Council School, academic life begins in the Early Years section where students enter the school the year they turn 3. 

Each class is assigned a fully qualified English tutor, a classroom assistant and a Spanish Specialist Teacher. With teamwork and personal attention, we provide an exclusive environment where children feel confident to reach their full potential.  

In Early Years learning occurs through teacher led and child initiated activities, investigation and play.  This is a major step in life for the children and they will be getting used to new routines, their new environment, new friends and new teachers!

We also believe that close cooperation with parents at every stage of Early Years learning is essential to the child’s development. Teaching staff liaise closely with parents to discuss issues that arise. We encourage children to follow The Golden Rules. Parents are expected to support and encourage this at home as well.

The Golden Rules

  • Listen
  • Try Your Best
  • Be Kind
  • Be Gentle
  • Look After Things
  • Be Honest


Areas of learning

Each area has optimum targets that must be achieved per term and by the end of the school year. Every student receives individual guidance according to his/her personal requirements in order to reach those targets.

Subjects taught in English:

  • Personal, Social and Health Education
  • Communication, Language and Literacy 
  • Mathematical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World (including Information Technology)
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development (Arts, Crafts and Music)

Subjects taught in Spanish:

  • Language and Literacy

Extracurricular activities

At the British Council School children have many opportunities to participate in activities that support and go beyond the curriculum.  Pupils have the chance to go on farm visits, explore museums such as the Reina Sofía or visit other educational centres, such as the CaixaForum. They participate in class concerts and assemblies, and learn to play instruments such as the violin or cello, and dance flamenco or ballet if they wish! Year 1 students participate in shared “family” activities with older pupils (Year 2 and Year 3) which all take place in the Primary school building.