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The Olive Tree School

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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 16
Yearly fees (G7): €10,450
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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 14 students / class
Maximum 20 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: €10,450
Address: Carrer de les Modedistes, 8, 08810 Sant Pere de Ribes, Barcelona, Spain
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Number of nationalities represented in the school

27

Max. number of students per class

In educational circles, our class sizes are considered ‘small’ or ‘very small’. Optimal numbers are considered to be between 15-22 in most academic studies. At Olive Tree our class sizes are as follows: Saplings or Early Years have a maximum of 20 pupils, Years 1-2 have a maximum of 14 pupils, Years 3-6 have a maximum of 18 pupils, Years 7-11 have a maximum of 14 pupils. We strive to keep class sizes small, with plenty of extra teaching support. We only have on class per year group.

Average number of students per class

On average, we have approximately 14 children per class. Some classes are smaller of course. We also only have one class per year group, keeping the overall school size small and personal.

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes. We have 7 full time teaching assistants and 1 part-time teaching assistant to help within the classes.

Native English speaking teachers

Yes. We are a British school following the British National Curriculum. All of our teaching staff are native English speakers and British-Government trained. Our Spanish and Catalan teachers are native speakers and trained in Spain.

Language support for students not fluent in English

English Support

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Catalan.

Use of technology in the classroom

We do not use laptops or ipads in the classroom on a daily basis. Children have a designated ICT class.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE

School bus service available

No

School start time

8:45

School finish time

16:00

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Tennis, football, Taekwondo, musical theatre, piano, mindful meditation, chess, kids' hack club, Lego robotics, art.

School provided lunches

Yes

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Outdoor sports field.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The Olive Tree School is a small, warm, creative British government-recognised school near Barcelona for 3-16yr olds. Focus on critical thinking, creativity & high academic standards.

Teaching approach of the school

The school's aim is to foster independent thinkers and learners, alongside a caring attitude in pupils: care for the self; care for those around us; and care for the wider community and the world around us.

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