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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
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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 20 students / class
Maximum 27 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €6,050
to: €8,500
Address: Calle Mas de León 5 46530 Puçol, Valencia, Spain
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All the details about this school in their own words

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Number of students

1600

Number of nationalities represented in the school

32

Most common nationality

Spanish

Ratio of local students to international students

80% local students and 20% international students

Max. number of students per class

25-27

Average number of students per class

15-25 depending on age and settings

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 as a Second Language, Valencian, German, French

Use of technology in the classroom

From Year 5 to Year 11, all pupils use an iPad of their own to support their learning. From Year 1 to Year 4, school iPads are available for use. In the Sixth Form, students use laptops.

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. During the months of confinement in Spain in Spring 2020, all lessons were offered online.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, pupils are expected to carry out independent learning tasks.

Approximate hours of homework given

This varies depending on the age of the student.

Uniform required

Yes, except in the Sixth Form where there is a dress code.

Waiting list

In many year groups there is a waiting list, so it is advisable to apply early for admission.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, families are interviewed and pupils complete admissions tests. We also require copies of reports from the previous school.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Literacy and numeracy evaluations in English are carried out for all students. From Year 7 a Science evaluation is also required. For GCSE and Sixth Form, additional tests may be necessary depending on subject choice.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We recommend that families contact the school by February for the academic year starting the following September, and registration depends on place availability.

Students can join after academic year begins

Where places are available this may be possible.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

Students sit external IGCSE or A Level exams. Throughout Primary and Secondary, standardised testing is carried out in order to assess pupils' progress.

Results in these examinations

At IGCSE in 2019, 89% of students obtained between 9 and 6 in their exams.
At AS Level in 2019, 70% of students obtained A-C grades.
At A Level in 2019, 78% of students obtained A*-C grades.
More detail about these results is available on the school web page: https://caxtoncollege.com/en/about-us/exam-results/

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

The school does not have religious affiliation; however, optional Roman Catholic religion classes are offered in Spanish.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

Ethics classes in English are offered as an alternative to Religion.

School bus service available

Yes

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have two full time school psychologists and a SENCO co-ordinator who leads a team of support staff in the Primary school.

Learning support offered

Cognitive testing is carried out throughout pupils' time at school and a traffic light system, linked to the students' Individual Plans is in place. Tracking is key and all results are processed so that where a problem is identified, appropriate intervention can take place.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

There is also a gifted and talented programme for stretching and challenging identified pupils.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

9:15am

School finish time

4:45pm

Supervised care before/after school

For younger students, a morning playscheme is available with an extra fee from 8:30am.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A wide range of sporting, creative and linguistic clubs are offered to all pupils from Early Years to Secondary during the school day. Competitive team sports are available after the school day.

School provided lunches

Yes. All students eat a hot meal in the school Dining Room.

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

Yes, we can provide vegetarian and pork-free menus, as well as special diets due to allergies.

Sports activities included

All pupils from Early Years to Secondary have Physical Education lessons at least once per week.

Sports facilities at the school

- 2 gyms, tatami gym, indoor sports hall
- heated indoor 25m swimming pool, open air children's pool, paddling pool, outdoor 25m swimming pool
- Two 7-a-side artificial turf football pitches
- playgrounds for the different age groups
- 2 tennis courts
- 2 mini-basketball courts
- Paddle tennis court
- 3 multi-use fitness rooms
- Foursquare courts
- 55 metre 5-lane athletics track
- cardio-fitness room

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, we have competitive basketball, football and swimming teams.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Caxton College is a private co-educational school that offers a complete education to students between 1 and 18 years of age. It was founded in 1987 and provides Valencia with a school for both local and international children who want to study the British National Curriculum in a multicultural environment. Caxton College's philosophy is expressed in our motto, Honeste Vivere. We aim for our pupils to always live and act honestly and truthfully and for them to build future social relationships based on fairness, respect, and responsibility.

Teaching approach of the school

The educational system at Caxton College promotes a ‘whole child’ approach, striving for both academic excellence and outstanding personal progress. We focus on our students’ natural desire to learn, aiming to awaken their curiosity and interest whilst encouraging them to become successful, independent learners. We provide students with the necessary skills to form independent opinions, make informed personal choices, and think critically about the world around them.

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