Kensington School (Barcelona)
About Kensington School (Barcelona)
Kensington School is a mixed, non-denominational all-through school with sixth form situated in Barcelona, north-east Spain. It currently educates a total of over 250 pupils between the ages of 3-18, offering a quality education for everyone from nursery school students to sixth form students. It is an English language instruction school, also offering French and Spanish as modern foreign language classes as part of the curriculum, also supporting students without English as a first language with English as an Additional Language (EAL) classes. The school uses the Edexcel exam board, and is a member of the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS) and of Barcelona International Schools Association (BISA).
The school was first set up by Cambridge University graduate Edward Paul Giles in 1966, making it one of the oldest British curriculum schools in Spain. With the aim of providing a British education for the people of Barcelona, the school began to prepare a group of secondary level pupils for O Levels (now GCSEs) and A Levels of the GCE. After a few changes of location, Queen Elizabeth II opened the current building in 1988.
Values and Vision
In over half a century as a school, the principles behind Kensington School have changed very little; it is a small yet thriving school that offers a high standard of education based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales. It is a community focused school where students feel valued, secure and confident they are having a productive and enriching educational experience.