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El Limonar International School Villamartín is a British curriculum school for boys and girls aged 3 to 18. The independent school follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales and prepares its pupils for further education both in Spain and abroad. The school values both the academic and social development of each pupil through individual attention and multilingualism.


El Limonar International School Villamartín is an international, British curriculum school with some 500 pupils aged 3 – 18 of more than 30 different nationalities on roll. About 80% of the school day is taught through English. That is all subjects except for Spanish Language and Culture, and a third language (French, German or Chinese) from Year 5 on.

Four aspects are central to the delivery of education at El Limonar International School Villamartín: a curricular programme of high academic standards; social and moral development; personalised attention; and extra curricular and complementary activities. El Limonar International School VillamartÍn focusses on pupils’ academic and social development within a framework of high expectations and care, balance and a sense of responsibility.

El Limonar International School VillamartÍn follows the National Curriculum for England and Wales and offers its pupils IGCSE and A Level examinations. The school is accredited by NABSS (National Association for British Schools in Spain), is recognised by the Spanish Ministry of Education and is an approved examining centre for Cambridge International Examinations, Edexcel and AQA as well as being a Preparation Centre for Cambridge English Examinations and Trinity College Examinations. The School is part of the Cognita group’s European division.

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The purpose built School is set in 12.000m² grounds. The building has a floor space of 5.000m² and consists of 56 classrooms averaging 60 m² in size. All classrooms have computer facilities and interactive whiteboards and projectors. In addition, there are 4 computer suites, 3 laboratories, an A-level Study Centre and Common Room, dedicated music and art rooms, a magnificent drama area with capacity for 200 people, Early Years motricity room and indoor gym, Examination office, Guidance Department, staff rooms, meeting rooms, offices, kitchens and dining hall.

Results & Performance

At the end of Year 11 pupils take their IGCSEs and successful students receive a Statement of Studies, converted into the Graduate in Secondary Education Certificate (Certificado de Graduado en Educación Secundaria). Advanced Level examinations (A-levels) are taken over the last two years of study in the secondary department and are the standard entry qualification for British, Spanish and other international universities. Every year all our pupils achieve entry to their first choice university, mainly in the UK and Spain.

Guidance Department

The Guidance Department works closely with tutors to detect specific learning needs and provide educational support in areas such as the reading-writing process, mathematics and speech development to those Early Years and Primary pupils who require it. It also addresses circumstances of behavioural change and works together with staff and families to support pupils and monitor their progress and development.

Beyond The Classroom

The school organises a broad programme of activities such as day trips, parent and pupil workshops, residential trips and summer courses which support, complement and enrich the curriculum offer. The school also offers a programme of activities for the whole family, many of which are open to families from outside the school community.