If you are relocating to Moraira/Costa Blanca North and you have children it is important, as every parent knows, for their child to be in a school environment in which they feel happy and so able to learn. Parents can choose from the Spanish Education System or a Private International School.

The Spanish education system is split into 5 sectors:

1)   Pre- school. Age 3-6 years.
2)   Primary. Age 6 - 12 years.
3)   Secondary. Age 12 - 16 years.
4)   Higher Secondary. Age 16 - 18 years.
5)   University. Age 18 years+

Education is compulsory in Spain for children aged 6-16. Despite children not officially starting school until they are 6 many start pre-school at 3. The pre-school is often linked to the local primary school and gives the children stability from pre to primary education. Pre-school education is free but they normally charge for meals.

In Spanish schools parents have to pay for books and supply pens and pencils. You will be given a list of what your child needs at the beginning of term, although children at Spanish schools do not wear uniform. Class sizes are much smaller in the Spanish schools, they average 15 children. In the Valencian region many schools teach in the local language, Valenciano alongside Spanish (Castilian). English is taught as a second language along with a choice of others.

Moraira - Teulada Schools - Escuelas

Infant & Primary 3-9 years
CEIP Cap D'Or, Moraira - 966491662

Infant & Primary 3-12 years
Colegio Público San Vicente Ferrer, Teulada - 965 740 840

Secondary 12-18 years
Instituto de educación secundaria de Teulada 12-18 years 965 740 325

Benissa Schools - Escuelas

Infant age 0-3 years

Colegio Educación Infantil La Purísima, Benissa - 965 730 267

Infant & primary age 3-12 years
Colegio Público de Padre Melchor, Benissa - 965 730 710

Infant/Primary/Secondary age 3-14 years
Colegio Público de Manuel Bru, Benissa - 965 730 210

Adult Education

Higher education - Secondary Age 14-18 years

Instituto de Educación Secundaria Josep Iborra, Benissa - 965 730 007

Benitachell Schools - Escuelas

Infant & Primary Age 3-12 years

Santa Maria Magdalena - 966 493 523

Calpe Schools - Escuelas

Nursery - Guardería

Virgen de las Nieves - 965 837 504

Infant & Primary Age 3-12 years
Colegio Público José María Paternina - 965 831 443

Colegio Público Azorín - 965 839 866

Colegio Público Gabriel Miró - 965 830 811

Secondary School 12-18 years
Instituto de Educación Secundaria de Calpe Ifach - 965 834 160

International Education

These schools are privately run so they are fee paying, although the fees are considerably less than the private schools in UK. Books etc are free and uniforms are not worn. International schools that are members of the NABSS (National Association of British Schools in Spain) are approved by British school inspectors. There are also many other foreign speaking schools, French German etc. There is a good mixture of nationalities at the international schools. Food is normally included; transport is available but is charged.

The Lady Elizabeth School
A wide range of GCSE, AS and A-level programmes, preparatory and senior schools. TEL: 965 731 960 EMAIL: WEBSITE:

Xabia International College
A quality education from nursery to university.
TEL: Secondary 966 471 785 Primary 96 647 2121

The Firs Primary School, Javea
National Curriculum Nursery to 6 years. TEL: 966 472 929

Educational Rainbow Nursery, Javea
3 months to 5 years. TEL: 647 057 233

Elian's British School, La Nucia
British school with full curriculum. TEL: 902 106 040

Stage Door Performing Arts - TEL: 699 840 213

Angel Care- Qualified child minding service - TEL: 651 113 459