British School of Valencia
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
First Graduation Ceremony in British School of Valencia
In 2007, the first Year 13 class graduates at British School of Valencia.
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.
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.
In 2017 the school commemorated the 25th Anniversary of its opening.
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.
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.
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.
Full renovation of the Early Years facilities and new expansion of the 6th Form spaces
For the 2020-2021 school year, BSV opened its new facilities for the 6th Form students with the creation of a new reception area, a makerspace as well as workings pods, new offices and lockers for the students.
The Early Years area has also been completely renovated creating a new independent entrance, dynamic and flexible spaces, full of natural lighting and bright colours designed especially for the youngest students.