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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:47pm
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Jax46

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Hi I'm thinking  of moving  out to Spain I've heard villamartin is a great place to move to ,I was wondering  what the schools are like for one child in primary school and 2 in secondary school,and how hard it is to get a job out there I don't really mind what job as long as it can work around the kids a I'm a widower thanks for any advice 

271935

271935

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Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:06pm

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:06pm

Your children in secondary school should really go  into an international school

 Throwing them into a Spanish School at such a crucial part of their education would be irresponsible.

This will cost you 1500e per month. Then you will need private healthcare insurance which is costly.

Then you will have rent and living costs.

Very limited work available unless you are fluent in Spanish or have a specific skill set. 

It is highly unlikely you would earn enough to cover your living costs. If you've 1000s in savings this could help.

Unfortunately moving to Spain and earning enough to sustain a lifestyle is a pipe dream.

If you had no kids I'd say go for it. But with 3 kids at a critical part of their education I would suggest you postpone this until they leave school

PeteKnight

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Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:26pm

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:26pm

I agree 100%.

I’m not normally one to try to dash people’s dreams of moving to Spain and starting a new life, but you have to be realistic.

Unless your kids are as fluent in Spanish as they are in English then an international school is the only real way to go. Youth unemployment in Spain is still around 33% and your kids will be at the bottom of the pile when it comes to getting jobs unless they get good exam results and have excellent language skills. There’s an international school in San Miguel de Salinas, you should check out the costs and admission requirements.

The cost of living in Spain is lower than the UK, but so are wages. The requirements for private healthcare, at least for the first 12 months, makes things expensive.

Unless you have excellent language skills then you will struggle to get a serious job, even if you have a skill that should command a good wage.

Pete.

ros4111

Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:04pm

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Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:04pm

271935 wrote:

Your children in secondary school should really go  into an international school

 Throwing them into a Spanish School at such a crucial part of their education would be irresponsible.

This will cost you 1500e per month. Then you will need private healthcare insurance which is costly.

Then you will have rent and living costs.

Very limited work available unless you are fluent in Spanish or have a specific skill set. 

It is highly unlikely you would earn enough to cover your living costs. If you've 1000s in savings this could help.

Unfortunately moving to Spain and earning enough to sustain a lifestyle is a pipe dream.

If you had no kids I'd say go for it. But with 3 kids at a critical part of their education I would suggest you postpone this until they leave school

Ironic mode: To be responsible you need to go to Switzerland, Singapore and Finland. If you are living on UK please escape quickly from that horrible education system.
Jax46

Jax46

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Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:16am

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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:16am

Thanks for the feedback 

Jax46

Jax46

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Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:19am

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Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:19am

PeteKnight wrote:

I agree 100%.

I’m not normally one to try to dash people’s dreams of moving to Spain and starting a new life, but you have to be realistic.

Unless your kids are as fluent in Spanish as they are in English then an international school is the only real way to go. Youth unemployment in Spain is still around 33% and your kids will be at the bottom of the pile when it comes to getting jobs unless they get good exam results and have excellent language skills. There’s an international school in San Miguel de Salinas, you should check out the costs and admission requirements.

The cost of living in Spain is lower than the UK, but so are wages. The requirements for private healthcare, at least for the first 12 months, makes things expensive.

Unless you have excellent language skills then you will struggle to get a serious job, even if you have a skill that should command a good wage.

Pete.

Thanks for the feedback it's very helpful 

Dagurney

Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:45am

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:45am

ros4111 wrote:

Ironic mode: To be responsible you need to go to Switzerland, Singapore and Finland. If you are living on UK please escape quickly from that horrible education system.

I understand the education system in Scotland is still high in the world rankings despite the SNP government.

mbh

mbh

Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:46pm

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 4:46pm

Jax46 wrote:

Hi I'm thinking  of moving  out to Spain I've heard villamartin is a great place to move to ,I was wondering  what the schools are like for one child in primary school and 2 in secondary school,and how hard it is to get a job out there I don't really mind what job as long as it can work around the kids a I'm a widower thanks for any advice 

Villa Martin is O K if you like golf and do not mind

really noisy evenings and nights from spring until December.

There are much better areas for families

ros4111

Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:57pm

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:57pm

My point is:

Sure the English system of education is better than the Spanish system if you compare all system, but it doesnt mean a particular school in Spain with the English system is better than another with Spanish system. Even in a school there are different teachers that take they work different, some are just working another have passion about children.

I would compare go to an school that maybe is 30 minutes or 1 hour from your house (count driving or take a bus, road trip) or go to the public/free school that is close to your house.

Also I would compare a school that is maybe better but costs 600€, or more, with a free school. Maybe I would choose a free school and pay someone to give private leasons to be sure that my son/daugther gets a 9. For me 9 in a not horrible system (Spanish one) is better that an 5 in a little better system (English one)


I am sorry my English is not better (Spanish system).

Regards, Miguel Ros
johnbelgar337

Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:02pm

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Location: Villamartin

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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:02pm

mbh wrote:

Villa Martin is O K if you like golf and do not mind

really noisy evenings and nights from spring until December.

There are much better areas for families

I have a place in Villamartin that I visit regularly and have never had any noise in the evenings to complain about even in summer,what area are you in that there is so much noise in the winter ie December

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