British School of Valencia

History

British School of Valencia is a private school in the centre of Valencia which offers British education to students of all nationalities since 1992. 

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1992

British School Children’s Garden is founded

The school was founded by Doña Carmen Santafé Company in 1992 as British School Children’s Garden. It was initially opened only for Foundation students. Its rate of growth remained slow at the beginning but at the same time this helped to establish the school’s educational model as it was designed.

1992
1995

First expansion

The school experiences a significant expansion. Maintaining its original location, construction works begin to build a two-floor building as well as the incorporation of a second playground, new sports areas and other spaces intended to house Primary students.

1995
1996

The number of students grows

The school has more than 200 students. Since it was founded up to this date, continuous improvements and additions to existing facilities are completed.

1996
1999

New area for Secondary students

New Secondary area is incorporated to the existing facilities. Fully equipped classrooms with audiovisual resources, science labs, an art room, a library, ICT room with Ethernet wiring and WI-FI connection are incorporated.

1999
2000

The school changes its name to British School of Valencia

In December 2000, the school definitively changed its name from British School Children’s Garden to British School of Valencia Children’s Garden and finally British School of Valencia.

2000
2004

The school improves its facilities and incorporates 6th Form 

The school keeps growing. Recreational spaces are expanded and 6th Form levels are also incorporated. There is a gradual increase in the number of students who start coming to the school.

2004
2007

First Graduation Ceremony in British School of Valencia

In 2007, the first Year 13 class graduates at British School of Valencia.

2007
2009 – 2011

The school improves its facilities 

A new Secondary Education area is incorporated and existing facilities keep improving. New science labs are built as well as an art room, ICT room and new classrooms for the students. In 2011, 6th Form area is improved as well as the gym and other recreational facilities.

2009 – 2011
2016

New expansion

In 2016 the school carried out an ambitious project to expand even more its facilities. The expansion enabled the school to create new classrooms for Primary students, new offices, an auditorium and a new playground area with a vertical garden.

2016
2017

25th Anniversary 

In 2017 the school commemorated the 25th Anniversary of its opening.

2017
2019

British School of Valencia joins Cognita Schools Group

In January 2019, British School of Valencia joined the prestigious Cognita Group. The new director of the school is Pedro L. García Santafé, son of the previous director and founder Doña Carmen Santafé Company.

 

2019
2019

New facilities for the 6th Form students

In September 2019 the school continues expanding its facilities with the creation of new Pre-University areas for the 6th Form students. This new area includes multipurpose classrooms with movable walls, a third science lab, a new art room as well as spaces for both students and teachers. In addition to this expansion, some existing areas such as Foundation classrooms, the playground and the Secondary study room have all been renovated.

2019
2020

Neil John Barnes is BSV’s new director

In January 2020 Mr Neil John Barnes becomes the new director of British School of Valencia. Neil has been linked to BSV since 1998 when he began working as a Primary teacher and Headteacher of the school.

2020

British School of Valencia is today a widely recognised school, due largely to the endorsement of our educational work on behalf of parents who, year after year and in increasing numbers, continue to allow us to collaborate with them in the all-important task of educating and teaching their children.

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