Letter from our Executive Head

As a parent, selecting a school for your child is one of the most important decisions that you will make. If you imagine your child’s school days to be happy and inspiring, full of fun, discovery and challenge, then you really should speak with us.

As a school we are guided by the Globeducate philosophy to be academically ambitious and rigorous, whilst providing opportunities for students to use their knowledge, skills and understanding to solve problems and contribute to a sustainable world.

Our students benefit from a curriculum which achieves the highest success for the greatest number of students from the foundations and rigour of the English National Curriculum in Early Years and Primary, through the next stage of deepening subject knowledge of the IGCSE courses and culminating in the high standard of the international A level. We are certified by the Spanish Ministry of Education, the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS), the British Council and the Cambridge Schools certification board. At O Castro your child learns in a multilingual environment, focusing on English and Spanish as mediums of instruction, which opens up pathways into the most prestigious further education opportunities of the Spanish, British and international university systems.

We continue to evolve our educational offering to ensure we are equipping our students with the right mindset and skill set to enable them to thrive, for today and tomorrow. Our globally-minded students are likely to take up jobs not yet dreamt of. Our highly skilled teachers, ensure an education that is transformational, developing caring and curious global citizens who make a positive difference to the world, to shape their world. Our partnerships with Eco Schools and the World Wildlife Fund, means each student’s contribution has meaning and currency inside and outside the classroom.

We help our students become confident, independent and resilient learners who are empowered to achieve their best in all aspects of life. This embodies our sense of ensuring that each child is the best they can be in all aspects, whether it be academic success, personal development or in terms of contributing to their community.

In such a changing context, it is clear that the educational approaches that served previous generations do not have the capacity to fully prepare today’s children for tomorrow’s world. A real challenge for the Education sector, which the first British school in the city wants to face by becoming a British International School, with a clear objective: to prepare its students to change tomorrow through excellence in British education, with a global perspective and a clear international vocation.

Whether you are visiting our website as a potential student, parent or colleague, I hope you enjoy exploring our vibrant community.

Dominic Abbott
Executive Head of Globeducate British International Schools in Galicia

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