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CityBarcelona
CurriculumsIB and British
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
Yearly fees: Not public
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:

This school does not make their fees public for the academic year 2022/2023.

Address: Carrer de Josep Lluís Sert, 32, 08850 Gavà, Barcelona, Spain
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Number of students

380

Number of nationalities represented in the school

35

Most common nationality

Spanish, Mix

Ratio of local students to international students

40:60

Max. number of students per class

There is a strict class limit of 25 students. Naturally from Year 10 forwards, when students choose optional subject areas, class sizes reduce; even more so in Year 12/13 when completing IB.

Average number of students per class

18 students

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

Yes

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Catalan from Year 1 and French from Year 3

Use of technology in the classroom

Ipad Trolleys, Chrome book trollies, Digital boards, iMacs, Google Classroom, Tapestry

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)

Yes we are, during Lockdown teaching was switched immediately to Google classroom

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes

Approximate hours of homework given

It depends on the subject and age of the student.

Uniform required

Yes, with the exception of Sixth Form students (16-18)

Entry evaluation for students

Interview, language assessment

Brief description of entry evaluation required

A friendly interview will be arranged with a member of BCG's academic team for prospective students aged 6 years and above in order to assess level of English, aptitude and individual needs.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

Admissions are open all year round

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE
IB Diploma

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

School bus service available

Our school has two bus routes (Sitges & Barcelona), organised around the needs of families requesting the service. Modern buses are used and comply with safety rules concerning the transportation of children, and the route is supervised by a BCG employed monitor in order to guarantee the students are well-looked after.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes.

Learning support offered

SEND Coordinator and EAL Coordinator to plan support plans for each student

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Young Oxbridge Pathway, designed for students who excel academically.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:45

School finish time

Primary: 16:20
Secondary: 16:20

Supervised care before/after school

Breakfast Club service from 7:30 for those parents who need to drop their son/daughter(s) off early.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Mugendo, tennis, yoga, skating, ballet, French, Lego robotics, music, swimming, football, multi-sports, cooking. Full list can be found here: https://www.britishcollegegava.com/en/wider-curriculum/enrichment-ecap-other-clubs

School provided lunches

Lunch for every student at BCG is freshly cooked onsite everyday and served in different turns from 12:00 to 14:00. Our school menus are designed to meet nutritional recommendations and the principles of the Mediterranean diet. We adapt our menus to any health requirement, allergies or intolerances, or specific food needs.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education, Surf, Pool, Basketball, Volleyball, Football

Sports facilities at the school

The British College of Gavà occupies a very large and impressive site unparalleled by any other school in the area. Despite being just 20 minutes away from Barcelona city, the school sits among a plethora of pines in lush gardens with a large plot of land which incorporates a high quality third generation football pitch, a basketball court and a beach volleyball court. We also have a new Sports Hall totally equipped for gymnastics, basket, Volleyball, indoor football.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Other facilities at the school

We have three fully equipped laboratories, a multi-purpose auditorium, two large IT classrooms, library, gym, music rooms and a theater classroom.

https://www.britishcollegegava.com/en/our-school/our-campus

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The British College of Gava is a leading international school in Barcelona providing first class education in a green campus and friendly environment. This is an IB World School where children are encouraged to become empathetic, confident global citizens.

We follow the highly-regarded British Curriculum and the well-known International Baccalaureate curriculum. The combination of both provide our students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their future careers.

Located in Gavà Mar, near Castelldefels, 20 min from Barcelona city, our school has two bus routes (Sitges & Barcelona) and offers different options to make it easy for families to bring their children to school, like a Breakfast Club for early drop-offs. The campus occupies a very large and impressive site unparalleled by any other school in the area. All its modern and spacious premises are equipped with the latest technology and modern teaching equipment creating effective teaching and learning environments.

- BCG is prioritizing environmentalism on campus and is striving to become one of the greenest schools in Catalonia.
- We have three fully equipped laboratories, a magnificent sports hall and a multi-purpose auditorium to allow students to develop the skills and talents that interest them most. 
- Forest School allows the youngest children to combine in-class activities with nature.
- The campus premises are completely closed to ensure our students safety and well-being, even car drop-off is done within school grounds. 
- All aspects of the school experience are constantly reviewed to guarantee excellence, from the lunch menu, to the constant improvement and care of our facilities.

Teaching approach of the school

BCG's philosophy is to develop the personal and life skills of the students in its care enabling them to achieve academic excellence as well as equipping them with the skills needed to succeed in life.

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