We can help every step of the way
Whether you are looking to join us from a local school or abroad, transition can always be challenging.
We have support and expertise on hand to help you every step of the way.
We will be happy to help you by arranging for you to visit the school, either at one of our 'Open Day' events or for a personal tour during the school week.
We look forward to hearing from you and guiding you through our application process.
Join us and visit our Campus!
An Open Day is an important opportunity for prospective parents to experience the BCG community first hand. This will be a great option to learn about our varied curriculum, meet the team, tour the school and discover our learning atmosphere.
This is a very useful resource to compare different school systems when moving to a new country or changing schools so you as a parent understand which is the right class and Key Stage for your child.
The first step of the application process is to fill out our Admissions Form online or to contact the Admissions Department. Assistance will be provided for you shortly after receiving the application with scheduling options for visiting our campus.
The British College of Gavà is an international school and as such is open for admissions the whole year round.
We are always delighted to meet with parents and show them around the school.
We will request reports from previous schools. Pupils will also be interviewed by senior members of staff. The admission of a pupil is conditional upon our terms and conditions.
8.45 am to 16.30 pm
On average there are 18 pupils per class. Our maximum is 25 pupils per class and two classes per year group.
40% Spanish and within the 60% foreign we have 30 nationalities including pupils from UK, Russia, Germany, China, Denmark, France, Holland and others.
The English National Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
All academic staff teaching the English National Curriculum are qualified British teachers. Those teaching Spanish, Catalan and French languages are qualified native teachers.
We accept children with no English between the ages of 3 and 4 (EYFS).
For all other ages, we will do an English baseline assessment.
We offer additional EAL support for learners who are beginning their English acquisition, to ensure the best levels of communication, understanding,
reading and writing while encouraging the skills of creativity and instilling a self reflective work ethic in the children.
On the whole most of our students speak Spanish in the playground. Because of this, we find that new children joining the school with little or no knowledge of the language learn it very quickly.
All students at BCG study Spanish and Catalan. Non-Spanish/Catalan speakers receive specific lessons as a foreign language.
French. From Year 3 all our students learn French.
Yes, Information about summer school is usually published around February-March.
The BCG is able to offer a wide range of sporting activities including football (7 and 5-a-side pitches), basketball, tennis, volleyball, hockey, gymnastics, athletics, surfing and swimming. There are also optional classes, which take place after school (4.30 – 5.30 pm) and include, amongst others, tennis, dance and basket.
This depends on the age of the pupil. As a general rule, in Early Years children will start to bring home reading and number homework during Reception.
In Lower Primary children will be expected to read regularly at home (English and Spanish), they will have weekly spelling words to learn and will be set some basic maths homework, much of the homework will be set using online resources.
In Upper Primary pupils are expected to read regularly (English and Spanish), they will have weekly spelling words to learn and will be set maths and Spanish homework, much of the homework linked to the British Curriculum will be set using online resources. On occasion children will also be set project homework linked to the topics being studied.
In the Secondary Department pupils are set purposeful, relevant homework tasks on a regular basis. In years 7-9 pupils should expect to be doing no more than ½ hour – 1 hour of homework a night. In Years 10 and 11 the amount of homework would increase to 1 – 1-½ hours.
In Years 12 and 13 students must take much more responsibility for their own learning and should expect, as a minimum, to be studying 6 to 8 hours a week per subject. If homework is not set they should use the time to review past content or read around their subject.
IGCSE, IB for Sixth Form students
Students at BCG are used to welcoming newcomers and are always very friendly and helpful. Year Group tutors make sure that “buddies” are always on hand to support new students.
All students from Nursery to Year 11 are required to wear a uniform. There are separate winter and summer uniforms for daily wear and physical education. Years 12 and 13 (A Levels/IB students) have no uniform but need to follow a dress code.