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Posted by sit1975
on 20 Sep 2018

HI - Am considering relocating to Barcelona as result of my employment.  I have 2 boys aged 8 and 12 and wanted to ask peoples advice on schooling in Barcelona.  We won't move until Summer 2019 so they'd enter Y5 and Y9 in UK system if so. Welcome any advice on state system and private/independant also.

tompitman on 24 Sep 2018 - 10:53

Hi. Hopefully you will get some answers from some local expats in Barcelona. But in the meantime, have you had a look at these pages?

There are plenty of bilingual and international schools in Barcelona. many of which teach using British or American curriculum. Check out this page which has a list of international schools in Barcelona.

Good luck with your move

funda comende canda on 12 Mar 2019 - 20:59

hi,are also moving back to barcelona from usa  in May . we lived there 9 years but with no kids. now my son is 4,5 also looking for international school. have you decided about the schools?  we have contacted but not decided yet we want to go and see get our son have the feeling about  it .  i would appreciate if you could share your findings and your opinion . hope everything work starts out well with your new life in Spain. bests 

Sofia-Bayley on 23 Apr 2019 - 14:10


My family is also relocating to Barcelona for work this summer 2019. 

I have done a bit of research on the International Schools and went for St George’s British School but fees are expensive. So, I am also meeting with Princess St Margaret’s school they offer 100% english and older years will start wit 25% (weekly) Spanish and 25% Catalan and will compare those two.

Keen in hearing about desirable areas to live  and any playgroups/ activities (my daughter is 4). 






neeraj756 on 2 Sep 2019 - 11:16


My family is moving to Barcelona this year end. i have 2 years old daughter. So which area i have to move where good private schools are there. near Barcelona province are also fine if cheap and best private school. 




ianryder on 20 Nov 2019 - 14:26

Hi NK, if you need to be right in the centre of Barcelona you've got a wide selection of schools - there's a good overall report with reviews here… If you don't need to be in the centre, a lot of expats for Sitges which is about 30 mins south - my family live there and it's amazing! There are some good schools too, our are at Olive Tree School and there's also BSB - it's a bigger school and has better facilities but Olive Tree is pretty special in terms of how it educates the kids :)

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