“Welcome” is the word you will hear most at SIS.
Your first contact with the school will be through us and we will be delighted to answer any of your questions and guide you through the application process.
You will find information, application forms, handbooks and more in our documentation centre in this section of the website. We would be delighted to welcome you to the school to have a tour and experience this special environment for yourself, or if you can’t come personally we can help you do the application and interviews via Skype.
Due to our excellent reputation for producing happy children who perform to the best of their ability, demand for places is high. Therefore please submit your application with plenty of time to ensure against disappointment. However, we try to be as flexible as possible and if you are late in applying we will do everything we can to welcome you into the SIS family, so please do get in touch.
You should submit your Application Form at the earliest opportunity. As an International School we understand that many families move to the area at short notice, so we operate a year-round rolling admissions policy where, upon successful application, students can be admitted throughout the school year (providing we have availability). For more information visit our Admissions section.
SIS provides support for students with moderate learning and/or emotional/social difficulties. Additional information, including details of costs can be found in our Learning Support section.
At SIS we do not consider lack of language a barrier to entry and have a comprehensive language acquisition programme in place to support children with different language needs. Additional information, including details of costs can be found in our English Language Development section. We recommend that any child coming to the school without a good level of English takes part in our Summer School courses to get a head start.
The language of instruction at SIS is English, however, learning Spanish is a priority and is included in our curriculum from the age of 3. In addition to English and Spanish, secondary students have the opportunity to learn French, German and Russian.
Primary School 8:50 – 15:40. Secondary School 8:50 – 16:00
We are proud of the diverse backgrounds of our students and have a total of 44 different nationalities represented at the school. We are approximately 30% British, 30% Spanish and then a mix of students from around the world.
We aim to keep class sizes small to aid personalised learning and use teaching assistants as well as teachers to support children. Our maximum class size is 24 students.
At SIS we have an enormous array and variety of extra-curricular activities and pride ourselves in creating opportunities for students to follow their passion. If a child wishes to partake in a particular activity we will do our best to make that happen. Please follow this link to access to the extra curricular activities page.
Yes, our PTA is an enthusiastic and active body of parents who not only organize school parties and functions, but act as a mouthpiece for the parent body as a whole and ensure that concerns are heard and acted upon. They are vital to keeping the school moving forwards and meeting parents’ needs.
We transport students from Marbella and various stops along the way. In the other direction we go from Tarifa & Algeciras, and from Gibraltar and La Linea.
We have teachers dedicated to university and career counselling who work with all students offering guidance and support in this important step into further education. Learn more on our Universities page.
School lunches are included in the school fees. The cantina offers a variety of healthy options and works with us to educate our students about the importance of eating well. You can see our lunch menu here.
We have a very stable team of staff with experience from schools around the world. Our average length of tenure is 7 years.
Yes, we have a comfortable and practical school uniform which can be purchased at El Corte Inglés. Full details can be found here.
Students applying for Secondary school are required to sit placement tests in Mathematics and English language, and have an interview. Students applying for Primary school do not sit tests, but usually meet the Head of Primary. Reports from previous schools are required.
Sotogrande International Camps offers a wide range of camps where everyone has the opportunity to grow, try new activities, and learn in a fun and dynamic way. Visit Sotogrande International Camps to learn more.