Aloha College delivers a British-style education while at the same time offering education in Spanish language and culture, enabling students to gain qualifications from both the British and Spanish examination systems.
The School was founded in 1982 by six teachers, at the behest of local and expatriate families, who invested their own money in a not-for- profit-making project. Today, Aloha is among the largest and most established schools in the area with over 840 students representing 48 nationalities.
Aloha College utilises modern, purpose-built 27,000 m2 facilities of buildings and sport/recreational areas. In 2016, we opened a brand new 3,600 m2 Arts & Sports Hall enabling students to benefit from the most modern and well-designed facilities of its kind in Spain.
All teaching staff are fully qualified and excellent practitioners, the majority being trained in the UK or Spain. The College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils, therefore all employees are required to obtain an enhanced CRB Disclosure or its equivalent and follow Safeguarding Policy and Practice.
Aloha College offers its pupils a wide range of extra-curricular activities, which covers creative arts, exhibitions, concerts and large-scale musical and dramatic productions, cultural activities, and a variety of sports, including team participation against other schools through local leagues.
The Primary School fulfills its aims to enlarge the children’s knowledge, experience and imagination, as well as to develop their speaking, reading, listening and writing skills, their, physical abilities and their knowledge of technology, humanities, sciences and creativity.
In Secondary School, pupils are strongly encouraged to develop their reasoning, analytical and mathematical skills. At Key Stage 5, students choose either the International Baccalaureate Diploma or the A-Level programmes as their access to university. Students have gained the Best Delegate award at the Model United Nations (MUN) or been international runner-up in the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Bill Bryson Prize, as well as being recognised by the Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards in Spain.
Academic achievements are exceedingly important to Aloha College, with more than 80 per cent of Year 13 leavers getting places at their first-choice universities and many receiving offers from top universities all over the world.
Aloha College received a positive report on the inspection carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) on British Schools Overseas. The Independent Schools Inspectorate
(ISI) is a body approved by the British Government to assess schools overseas to see if they meet the established requirements for British schools overseas. The report highlighted the excellent progress pupils make through the teaching methods followed at Aloha. Pupils experience a speedy acquisition of skills in English, at the same time as their independent learning and personal development are fostered.
The report also highlighted the quality of the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, which is excellent and develops further throughout their school stages. It also praised the role of the board of governors of Aloha College who, as parents of the school, have successfully fulfilled their responsibilities as far as strategic planning is concerned, promoting the recruitment of high quality staff and investment in new facilities to strengthen the curriculum enrichment programme.