school for my 12yr old

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eva marie



My 12 yr old son and myself are planning to move to fuengirola in july next year. We are both very excited but also worried about the move. As we wont no the area or anybody im worried that my son may at first feel isolated so i want to find the right school for him so that he can make friends. can anybody suggest a good school in the area? -.x.-


GWM-847741 1225064348

Hello and welcome to Spain. The nearest international school to Fuengirola is St Anthonys College, about 10 mins inland.

There are many sites listing schools. A lot of the spanish schools have English pupils due to so many expats living in the area. Fuengirola also has an Iceland, much welcomed by most.

Lynn-849075 1225704295

Hi there,

We are also planning to move to the costa del sol next summer and will be based around Mijas. I have three children who will be 10, 12 and 16. I have looked at the international schools in the area as I think my children are too old to be plunged into a Spanish school. Are you thinking of an international school are are you going to put your child into a Spanish state school? The international schools I saw were all really different and I would say that you should go and look at them sooner rather than later so that you can make an informed decision on which is right for your child. Obviously, they don't come cheap either! From what I can gather, if you are sending your child to a state school they attend the nearest one to where you live, but this may not be the case with secondary schools. I have family living in the area already, but do not personally know of any families who are using the Spanish state school system. I have talked to parents who have children at or previously at St Anthony's in Fuengirola and did go to see it last month. The other options for International school for you might be Benalmadena International College or British College of Benalmadena which are not too far away, or possibly Sunny View in Torremolinos. Good luck with the move!

pieman2ae 1241737873

Hi Lynn and Eva Maria,

If you need any professional assistance there is a relocation agency here on the Costa called Del Sol Packaged. Check their site to see if they may be able to help.

Gina1 1241818242

Hello Eva Marie,

This link will take you to the list of schools in the area, and other information which will be of use to you can be found throughout the site.

Best of luck to you both and let us know if you need any more information.

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