O Castro British International School (Vigo)
Camiño San Cosme 1, 36419 San Pedro de Cela (Mos), Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain
+34 986 20 00 28
|Executive Head||Mr. Chistopher Long|
|Co-ed Age Range||3-18 years|
|Number of pupils||715|
|Language of Instruction||English, Spanish, French, Galician|
|Average Class Size||20|
Located in Vigo, Galicia, O Castro British International School is a private, secular, international school for children ages 3 to 18. O Castro British International School is the only school in Vigo and Galicia to offer a full English National Curriculum from early years to sixth form. O Castro British International School belongs to Globeducate British International Schools and has been part of the Globeducate prestigious network since 2017.
With a multilingual educational programme that offers full immersion in English from day one, we aim to educate our students to become valuable and responsible members of society with the ability to understand and embrace the challenges of the world we live in today. Our curriculum is designed to bring out the best in every student.
We follow the English National Curriculum, gaining qualifications that are accepted for entry at top universities across Spain, the UK, and the rest of the world. Our school is also certified by the Galician government and regulated by the British Council and NABSS (the National Association of British Schools in Spain) who conduct regular inspections in order to ensure that we maintain the highest standards in all that we do. Likewise, from 2014 we are the only Cambridge School in Galicia.
Building confidence to last a lifetime
We are dedicated to ensuring that every student feels confident, positive and enthusiastic about learning; each student is helped to set and achieve appropriate goals. In this way they take pride in their academic and personal progress. As students move through the school they are taught how to research, study, and learn more independently, and our teachers employ a wide range of strategies to guide and direct each student's learning journey to ensure that they achieve their maximum potential.
Founded in September 2008, it 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. The school buildings are modern, bright and spacious, and have been carefully designed to meet each student'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 ballet studio, recreational and wooded areas, nature classrooms, a psychomotor skills suite, a 2,000 m2 sports centre, basketball and a multi-purpose artificial grass pitch.
Life at O Castro goes beyond the classroom. We have a full programme of extra-curricular activities, exchanges and international events with other Globeducate schools. We promote Outdoor Learning and have a traditional British House System, which encourages bonding between children of different ages, team spirit and reinforces a sense of belonging to a community.