Welcome message from Elian's British School of La Nucía
Elian's British School of La Nucía is a British school for pupils from 1 to 18 years old. Our aim is excellence in English for all our pupils. This objective is linked with our desire to foster their self-confidence, their individual talents, and their ability to work together within an international environment. We encourage them to develop as honest, responsible, and happy individuals, with the tools they need to succeed anywhere in the world.
At Elian's British School of La Nucía, we teach our pupils the knowledge and skills necessary to ensure their interest in learning continues throughout their lives. We strongly believe the positive intentions and actions of our pupils can contribute to a better society.
On their learning journey, our students cultivate self-confidence, enabling them to discover their own talents. We aim to guide them to explore new technologies as part of their environment, without ignoring their emotional needs.
Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English|
|Native English teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English)|
|Class sizes||Average||17 students / class|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
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|Number of students||
|Number of nationalities represented in the school||
Spanish, British, Russian, Scandinavian, French, Asian.
|Most common nationality||
Spanish, russian and british
|Ratio of local students to international students||
Local students: 51%
|Native English speaking teachers||
Yes, our teachers are all native speakers
|Language support for students not fluent in English||
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
Spanish and German
|Max. number of students per class||
|Average number of students per class||
|Does the school employ teaching assistants?||
|Use of technology in the classroom||
Chrome Books, 3D Printers and clever boards touch screen
|Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)||
|Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?||
|External examinations or assessments available||
IGCSE, A Levels, Cambridge and Edexcel.
|Results in these examinations||
In 2021 100 % of our A Level students passed and 98 % of our GCSE students passed.
|Do teachers assign homework to their students?||
Yes, but no too much and always topics based
|Approximate hours of homework given||
1 hour per day
|Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation||
In 2021 all of the International students entered their first choice university outside of Spain and in Spain.
|Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs||
Yes, we have a specific SLN department.
|Learning support offered||
We have a Learning Support Centre wich addresses the needs of children who have gaps in their learning. They work in a reduced groups (maximum 8) for Maths and English. Ana, our school psychologist, carries out internal assesments and works closely with teachers and external specialists (psychologists, neorologist,...). We do differentiation in class to adapt the work for their level and needs.
|The school supports gifted, able and talented students||
To meet the needs of more able children, teachers differentiate teaching and learning to ensure children are provided with challenging learning activities. These children are provided with 'Mastery' level work to deepen knowledge, understanding and skills.
|Student access to education psychologist||
Yes, Yes, students have provided access to an educational psychologist who supports everyone and each one of them within their day to day school routine, through their admissions process. At Elian's we assess and support our students with any difficult in their learning process and in their emotional development.
|Entry evaluation for students||
Yes for children aged 7 or more.
|Brief description of entry evaluation required||
English and Maths (and maybe Spanish).
Yes, in some year groups.
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
We have no deadline, this depends on places being available.
|Students can join after academic year begins||
Yes, we welcome students anytime of the academic year.
|School start time||
|School finish time||
|Supervised care before/after school||
Free extended hours from 8:00 to 9:15 and 16.15 to 17:00.
|School bus service available||
Yes, we have bus routes to Calpe (North of Alicante and Alicante beaches area - Campello and San Juan beach).
|School provided lunches||
Yes. We provide healty food as a day to day basis which is cooked in school (no Catering).
|Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)||
Yes, we privide alternative options like vegan or gluten free and different nationalities as well like Halal.
Yes. This is bought through an online boutique.
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities: dance, music, tennis, football, art, longboarding, taekwondo, volleyball, badminton and more.
|Sports activities included||
Invasion games like:
Outdoor adventurous activities
Batting and Fielding games
|Sports teams or sport competitions available for students||
Yes, at Elian's we have sports tournaments within school (football, table tennis, dodgeball etc.).
|Facilities at the school||
We have an open library, 4 science labs, ICT lab, DT lab etc.
|Sports facilities at the school||
State-of-the-art 4G football pitch, Astroturf futsala pitch, 2 full-size tennis courts, basketball court, outdoor swimming pool and various trails and tracks for outdoor adventurous activities on the school's doorstep.
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
Elian’s British School La Nucía opened in September 2002 and is part of the well-established IEP Group. Students are able to join pre-school as soon as they can walk and follow a bilingual programme until the age of three, at which point they follow the English and Spanish National Curriculum. Once they graduate they will have the possibilitiy to go to either to a Spanish or International University on equal terms.
|Teaching approach of the school||
EBSLN promotes the talent of each student and encourage the growth of their self-esteem, according to their personalities and needs on a topics-based routine.
Why choose Elian's British School?
Early Years and Primary
The emotional well-being of our students in Early Years is of vital importance, especially that of the boys and girls who begin their school years at our school.
Students enter Primary School at age 6 and remain in this stage until age 11, when they move on to Secondary School. English immersion continues and they become proficient communicators who operate with ease in English and Spanish.
Secondary and Sixth Form
Pupils enter Secondary School at age 11 and remain until they start Sixth Form (Bachillerato) at age 16. It is divided into two Key Stages in which our students study a wide range of subjects.
From 18 to 18 years old, the objective is to prepare out students for University. The curriculum follows the A Levels courses of the British curriculum and Tests of Specific Competence (PCE) courses of the Spanish curriculum.
In an idyllic mountain setting, with panoramic views over the Mediterranean, our school's stunning location is complimented by the lush, well-tended grounds in which it stands.
The school building boasts 53 spacious, climate-controlled classrooms, equipped with up-to-date teaching technology, including computers and interactive whiteboards. There are also three ICT suites and dedicated spaces for art and design technology, music and performance, including a dance studio and auditorium. We also have a well-stocked library and media resource centre.
Our sports facilities include a full-size astro turf football field, three tennis and basketball courts and a swimming pool, plus purpose-built changing facilities. We also have a room dedicated to our popular taekwondo club and full-size table tennis tables, for indoor and outdoor play.