Marbella has invested one million euros in a new international school, which will open in September.

The British School of Marbella will follow the English national curriculum and will initially cater for children aged two to six.

It will add an extra year group each year, until it covers children of all ages up to 18.

Marbella already has six international schools, and has the greatest number in Spain behind Madrid and Barcelona.

“The need for places at international schools in Marbella is on the increase,” said Michael Elms, Regional Development Manager for The British Schools Group.

“The British School of Marbella will bring added benefits to parents who are looking for a bilingual education for their children.”

The school will create 25 jobs and has been heralded as a symbol of Marbella’s economic recovery.

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  1. Really surprised that another International School is opening up as people are leaving in the current ones to return to their home countries. The primary schools are pretty full as Spanish parents like that, but come secondary many then pull them out for them to continue in the Spanish system. Hope it does work out as although we have several International schools, only around half get really good secondary level qualifications, so not so much choice after all….

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