UNPRECEDENTED safety measures at Laude International College in San Pedro de Alcantara (Marbella) seem to be paying off.
Nearly a month since the Autumn term began and the pupils are all back and learning again.
The leading private school – that counts on nearly 1000 pupils from over 20 nationalities – has taken on dozens of special measures to ensure that the risk of spreading Covid-19 is down to a minimum.
By dividing the students into ‘villages’ and ‘bubbles’ and creating four entrances and exits, the social interaction is kept down to a minimum.
“It means we are able to continue to guide our students towards a range of top universities, including those from the UK’s Russell Group, such as Manchester and University College, as well as leading universities around Europe and the US,” explains principal Amanda Hughes.
The school offers either the English National Curriculum, from three years up, or to study within the Spanish ESO system from 12 years old.
The second option is getting increasingly popular and has the benefit of costing less, plus many classes are taught in English.
Laude is the only private school on the coast that offers a full ESO programme, meaning pupils have a big range of subjects from philosophy to economics and history to French. And they also get to learn public speaking in English as an extra subject.
Founded in 2004, Laude is part of the International Schools Partnership (ISP) that has 46 schools around the world.
It was also recently ranked among Spain’s best 30 international schools by El Mundo newspaper.
Around 30% of the pupils are Spanish, 25% are British, 20% are Scandinavian, while Russians make up 15% and Germans 5%.
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