O Castro British School is the first British School in Galicia and in the city and the only one that offers all education stages, from 3 years old to University. We kindly invite you to know more about our educational project, our methodology and its main features.
Education by Values
The British education system is recognised and respected throughout the world for its quality. The UK’s National Curriculum aims to meet the individual needs of every student and offers a broad and balanced curriculum with exposure to a wide range of stimulating and motivating learning experiences. Teaching methods are differentiated to guarantee progress for every student and regular evaluation enables teachers to identify individual areas of strength and weakness and to adapt the student’s learning programme accordingly. The curriculum is carefully conceived to support, guide and educate every child, helping them to achieve their full academic and personal potential.
Educational excellence is a key element of the British system and this ideal extends beyond purely academic achievement. The British curriculum encourages young people to interact with and explore the world around them, to think independently and form their own points of view, and to respect and communicate intelligently with others. Students are taught how to solve problems, how to work effectively as part of a team and how to think critically and creatively, essential skills that they will take with them into the workplace. Pupils are given the opportunity to learn beyond the classroom; cultural events, activities and trips form an integral part of the curriculum, and pupils are encouraged to engage in work experience, and to become socially responsible and ethically aware individuals.
O Castro British School was founded in September 2012 and was designed to meet the high standards expected of today’s international private schools. The school buildings incorporate energy-efficient facilities and classrooms, constructed with environmental conservation in mind, and the school is set in grounds of 33,000 m2, with excellent connections to surrounding areas. The school buildings are modern, bright and spacious, and have been carefully designed to meet each pupil’s educational and social needs, both in terms of academic performance and extracurricular activities. Our students have access to ICT rooms, science labs, two libraries, a rock studio, a ballet studio, recreational and wooded areas, nature classrooms, a psychomotor skills suite, a 2,000 m2 sports centre, basketball and tennis courts, and a multi-purpose artificial grass pitch for rugby, football, cricket and hockey.