Beyond the Classroom

Clubs & Workshops


On Wednesday afternoons, the Early Years and Primary classrooms are transformed into Design and Technology workshops with activities such as sculpting, art and craft and cookery. Workshops are led by our own staff as well as professional craftspeople and pupils have a chance to develop skills in several areas throughout the year thanks to a system of rotation.


Optional lunchtime clubs include the Chess Club, Debating Club, Singing Club and School Band. After school activities include Taekwondo, Football, Tennis, Homework Club and Dance Club. These are organised according to demand each year.

Educational Visits

Day Trips

The aim of our educational visits programme is to complement and enrich the school curriculum. Pupils of all ages are invited to visit places of historical or cultural interest such as museums, theatre performances and concerts and these trips take place during the school day. Secondary students taking subjects such as Geography are also invited to take part in field trips and the school teams take place in sports events at other schools.

Residential Trips

The school organises different types of residential trips in each department.

Primary and Secondary students are invited to take part in sports tournaments and cultural events which sometimes involve travel abroad and overnight stays. The Primary department organises an annual camp at farms or water sport centres in the summer term. Secondary students are able to take part in an end of year trip abroad, normally to France or Italy.

All trips, independent of their duration, are optional and require parental permission.

Exchange Programme and School Stays

ExPro is Cognita’s Exchange Programme, created to offer all Cognita students stimulating ways in which to develop their language, social and cultural skills.

During the School year there are a variety of international Exchange programmes, and during the summer holidays we offer summer camps with a range of activities.

Work Experience Programme

The school supports its A-level students in the decision-making process relating to their academic and professional futures. The aim of the week long Work Experience programme is to provide a platform through which Year 12 students can experience life in the workplace and gain valuable insight to help them make the right choices.

ELIS Challenge

A-level students have a vital role to play in the life of the school community and should take every opportunity to develop their powers of initiative and responsible leadership.

One hour a week is set aside for this, known as the ELIS Challenge, and all A-level students are expected to participate in an area of community action. This involves doing something for someone else within the school e.g. as a buddy for literacy or numeracy in Primary, working in Infants, coaching in PE, arranging Charity events and generally using skills and talents in other areas of the School or giving time to assist others. The success of many extra-curricular activities depends on A-level students’ organisation and enthusiasm.

Summer School

El Limonar International School Villamartín has run its SUMMERLIM courses every month of July since 2004.

Girls and boys aged between 4 and 15 spend three weeks learning and practicing English or Spanish in an international environment. SUMMERLIM is a unique and worthwhile experience in many senses.

SUMMERLIM is designed so that girls and boys, whether they be pupils of the School or not, enjoy their holiday time and meet new friends.

Family Club

El Limonar International School Villamartín opens its doors one Saturday a month from 10.30am to 12.30pm for a series of workshops and educational activities, free of charge,  aimed at all those families wishing to spend some fun time together.

The activities are designed for families with boys and girls aged between 2 and 11, whether or not they are pupils of the school. Our aim is to create opportunities for parents and children to develop their skills, stimulate their creativity and above all learn through play. More information.

Mission Statement
El Limonar International School Villamartín’s programme develops each pupil’s sense of respect and dignity in order to achieve inner human and academic excellence within an educational framework which nurtures and challenges, and promotes intellectual growth
  • Education in English from 3 years.
  • Multilingual education (German/Chinese/French from Year 5).
  • Beyond the Classroom activities.
  • Individual Learning Journey.