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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:41am
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Hi I'm moving out in sept with my 2 children just asking advise on schools which would be the best any info would be much appreciated 

271935

Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:38am

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:38am

If you're moving to Villamartin thereally is an international school here. El Limonar. Fees look a bit pricey if you have two children. All the details are on their website 

Rachel 82

Rachel 82

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:09am

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:09am

I was looking to put them in a state school 

271935

Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:34am

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:34am

Okay There are no state schools in Villamartin, nearest in San Miguel or Torrev. If your children are over 8 and not fluent in Spanish the state schools may not accept them. This is why most parents end up putting them in private/international schools

Rachel 82

Rachel 82

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:02am

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:02am

He's age 6 the other is only 2 so won't be going yet 

271935

Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:18am

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:18am

You should be OK at 6  and as you say the other isn't ready. I would say the school in San Miguel would be the closest if your planning on being in VM. I am guessing you know about the Padron and how to get one. As without a padron you won't be able to register the child in state school

Rachel 82

Rachel 82

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Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:10pm

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Posted: Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:10pm

Yeh thanks can do all that at police station as well as getting my ni numbers I thought the San Miquel one was a good one 

Nc13

Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:40am

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:40am

Rachel 82 wrote:

Hi I'm moving out in sept with my 2 children just asking advise on schools which would be the best any info would be much appreciated 

Hi Rachael, if you are in villamartin then your closest school for your 6 year old is called playa de orihuela which is in los dolces. It's about 3 minutes from villamartin plaza which is the centre of villamartin. My 12 year old goes there. You have been told a lot of rubbish with regards to them being over 8 years old and not being fluent and possibly being refused. Also the fact that they said there are no state schools is ridiculously funny. I know of 4 in the surrounding area between playa flamenca upwards, that's nonsense honestly. My 12 year old daughter started last year aged 11. Couldn't speak a word of Spanish and is now completely fluent. My 15 year old started high school going into 3rd year and is now also fluent and taking her Spanish exams all in one year. I have never heard of anyone being refused state schooling over here and I know all of the mums in the playground! I do not know why people comment and scare potentially new residents with utter nonsense. Anyway you can message me anytime if you want to know anymore about schools and documents you will need to register your child etc. It's not a hard process and just involves going into the ayuntamiento (town hall) in playa flamenca which is 5 minutes in the car from villamartin and taking documents such as passport etc. I can advise you in more detail if you get in touch, you do not have to go anywhere near San Miguel!!! I hope this helps you and puts your mind at rest after some of the ridiculous comments I've read :-) 

Rachel 82

Rachel 82

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Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:45pm

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 7:45pm

Hi nc13 as much info as u have would be helpful with regards to English reading and writing do they still learn abit or would I be best doing some with them aswell how did you's cope with it we are looking to move in 3 weeks we have a place by los dolses a little down the road by lomas de Don Juan so that wouldn't be far rachel 

Nc13

Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:51pm

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Posted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:51pm

Hi Rachael, my 12 year old didn't do any English lessons at all as they have to do all work in Spanish. The Spanish children go and do English lessons for a few lessons a week and the British children have extra pasé (Spanish lessons) I think if you really want your children to get a good grasp of English then you would have to teach them at home with their reading and writing because they do not concentrate on that at all. You will be living in their country and reading and writing in their language and they are quite strict with that. They will get English lessons at some point so don't worry. They teach them the fundamentals firstly and then move on from there. Hinestkynthey will be babbling away in Spanish in no time. My girls were a bit tentative at first because the teachers only speak Spanish to the children and they didn't have the foggiest what was going on around them but they soon had to learn or they would be left behind. They pick up so much without even realising. The school at los dolces is really good and even though they don't speak English they do plenty of arm signaling so you understand. I will help as much as I can if you want me to go along with you and getbthe paperwork that you need, I know most of them in the school now so it shouldn't be a problem. My 12 year old in is year 6 now and should be going to instituto (high school) but all children who join school and are not Spanish and have had to learn Spanish as a second language have to repeat a year to make double sure they are ready for high school. Her Spanish is great but they do it with every child in year 6. They will do the same with your little one but not your other child that hasn't started school because they will start school from the beginning if that makes sense. 

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