Letter from the Head
Welcome to The British School of Gran Canaria. Thank you for taking the time to find out more about our school, I am sure this website will provide much information but, in keeping with its warm and friendly daily environment, I strongly encourage a visit and for you to see first-hand the school and its truly outstanding features.
The school has two campuses, a primary section situated near Maspalomas, in the south of the island, and a primary and secondary section in Tafira near Las Palmas. The two campuses currently accommodate approximately 650 students from the age of 3 to 18 in modern, purpose-built and well-situated facilities. Over 40 different nationalities are represented within the school community, bringing a rich cultural diversity, with Spanish nationals being the largest group.
The school cultivates a warm, friendly and family-centred environment, in part supported by the small size of the school, but also the close working relationships between students, staff and parents and pedagogical techniques and strategies used for teaching and learning.
Inspiring socially responsible, lifelong learners synthesises the school’s Vision and Mission. In working towards this goal, the school facilitates a wealth of learning opportunities so as to prepare our students to become informed, compassionate and inspired future custodians of the world. Wellbeing and global citizenship are key components of our current work and outlined within our School Development Plan (SDP).
The school’s curriculum and teaching cultivates inquisitive and enquiring minds, capable of independent thought and prepared for the future in the 21st Century. BSGC graduates access and excel in further education, predominantly in Spanish and British universities, but also in numerous countries across the world – giving our school a truly international reach.
One overriding feature of BSGC is a consistent drive for improvement; a commitment that ensures a dynamic learning environment where best practice and endeavour is sought and expected from all. This feature permeates all areas of the school from one-to-one work with pupils to collaborative staff development to whole school strategic development. It is a commitment based on our desire for continual improvement and to extend the education we provide.
It is a privilege to be a member of such a wonderful school and celebrate outstanding student achievement on a daily basis. Being a not-for-profit organisation ensures that education priorities are always to the fore in our planning and decision-making processes, with the daily school management being the responsibility of the senior leadership team and an elected Board of Governors guiding the strategic development and financial management of the institution.
Julian M Clark
Crta. Tafira a Marzagán s/n.
35017 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria
+(34) 928 351 167
C/ Mar de Azor, 3
35100 San Bartolomé de Tirajana
+(34) 928 142 494
The British School of Gran Canaria. Private non-profit school following the UK Curriculum. Providing Education for pupils from 3 to 18. Our school is committed to providing a challenging, fulfilling and encompassing educational experience to all our students,
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