Our School

O Castro British School is the foremost British school, and the only Cambridge accredited School, in Galicia. The school follows the British educational system which is recognised worldwide, not only for academic excellence, but also as system that leads the way in educational development and innovation.

Our aim is to educate Lifelong Learners, instilling in our students a desire to learn which goes beyond the classroom, developing skills such as critical, analytical and creative thinking, and encouraging our pupils to be constantly curious, proactive in their research and rigorous in their quest for solutions.

We are committed to academic excellence. The British system’s IGCSE and A-Level academic qualifications are extremely well-thought of within the international community and are accepted as entry qualifications to the most prestigious universities worldwide.

A Letter from the Directors

On behalf of the O Castro British School community, we warmly welcome you to our school. We aim to provide your child with a broad and balanced education, encouraging academic excellence within a caring, inclusive and supportive learning environment. We are an accredited Cambridge School and our pupils follow the British National Curriculum, in conjunction with Spanish programmes of study. In short, we provide your child with a rigorous and stimulating educational experience which, with the support of an exceptionally dedicated and experienced teaching staff, enables each of our students to maximise their personal and academic potential.

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Our History

O Castro British School was founded in 2008 as the first British school in Vigo. The school is accredited by the British Council, NABSS and the Galician Government, and in 2014, O Castro British School was certified as the only Cambridge School in Galicia. In 2017 O Castro British School joined NACE Schools group, one of the world’s leading education providers; the NACE group owns and operates more than 50 schools located throughout 9 countries worldwide.

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Our Team

Our staff comprises a team of highly qualified professionals, passionate about teaching and dedicated to helping our students to acquire the intellectual curiosity and critical thinking skills that they need to become confident and accomplished learners. We focus on the individual to ensure that each child receives appropriate support and guidance to achieve their full academic and personal potential.

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Parent Teacher Association

The Parent Teacher Association was established in order to foster a positive, collaborative working relationship between families and the school. In addition to helping to provide support and resources to assist in the students’ academic development, the PTA is also involved in many school activities, particularly extracurricular and charity events.

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Sponsorship

Part of our vision involves creating a compassionate and inclusive community that enriches our students and works towards improving the world around us. With this in mind, O Castro British School supports a range of initiatives that reinforce our basic principles and contribute to the education of our students in the broadest sense of the word.

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Our Group: NACE Schools

In 2017, O Castro British School was invited to join the prestigious NACE Schools Group, one of the top 5 education providers in the world. NACE’s four core principles are embraced by all the schools in the group and are defined as; Educational Excellence, Global Readiness, an Education in Values and Co-curricular Excellence, which involves the provision of extensive programmes in the Arts, Music, and Sports.

News/Blog

Our Blog provides regularly updated information about what’s going on at the school, and includes information about activities, projects, events, media presence and much more. Everything you need to know about life at O Castro British School!

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WHAT THOSE INVOLVED HAVE TO SAY

“When I had to choose a school for my children, the first thing I did was get interested in the OCBS educational project, which fits perfectly with what I was looking for. It has been five years since my eldest daughter started school, and I would like to highlight some things that only reaffirm the right election that I have made for my children.

 In addition to some really brilliant teachers, Early Years stands out for its commitment to personalized, creative and fun learning for children. The classrooms are perfect for the development of psychomotor skills, spatial movement and vision and early learning. And over time you can check the coherence of the educational project between Early Years and KS1: children do not notice a radical change, which favours their motivation to continue learning.

Both in the classroom and at home, children’s work is focused on investigating their curiosity and learning. It is a very positive, easy and dynamic process for them.

In addition, the participation of parents and families in the school in many projects -such as Science Week, Sports Day, Hope Campaign- makes family and teachers allies in a common project as important as the education of our children, since the the best way to learn is to share concepts, values ​​and perceptions between both parties.”

Teresa Borrás Martínez

Mother of two students

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