Quick summary of key school information
|Language of instruction||English and Spanish|
|Native English and Spanish teachers|
|Extra languages (other than English and Spanish)|
|Maximum||25 students / class|
Address: Lomo el Diviso, s/n, 35018 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
Address: Plaza Milton, 3, 35005 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Las Palmas, Spain
Address: Carr. Palmitos Park, 8, 35100, Las Palmas, Spain
All the details about this school in their own words
|Number of students||
|Most common nationality||
The majority of pupils at Canterbury are Spanish although about 15% are of other nationalities.
|Ratio of local students to international students||
85% local and 15% international
|Language support for students not fluent in English and Spanish||
CS prefers to take non-English speaking children as young as possible, usually in the year in which they complete their second birthday. For older children entering the school, CS has a specially prepared intensive English course to bring their knowledge up to the required standard at the end of which they move back into mainstream teaching. Similar provisions are made for non-Spanish speaking children as CS expects its pupils to achieve a high level of bilingualism and obtain good grades in both English and Spanish subjects.
|Additional language classes offered by the school||
|Max. number of students per class||
In the early stages, classes are deliberately kept small as CS considers that this is essential if CS is to develop the language capacity of each of its children. From five-years onwards, classes have between 20 and 25 pupils which is the maximum top limit.
|External examinations or assessments available||
IGCSE, A Levels
|Deadline for registration (new academic year)||
|School start time||
|School bus service available||
|School provided lunches||
|Extracurricular activities or clubs offered||
Basketball, judo, dance, arts, drama, computing, multimedia club, football, theatre
|Sports facilities at the school||
Gym, sports court, football field
|Qualities and characteristics best defining the school||
The Canterbury School is authorized by both the British and Spanish Ministries as a centre providing a British type education to children between the ages of two and eighteen. On the successful completion of their school career, pupils may proceed either to British or Spanish Universities to continue their studies.
|Teaching approach of the school||
The main aim of the educational policy at Canterbury is to help children achieve their full potential in all areas of their development within the bilingual framework of English and Spanish.