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“Welcome” is the word you will hear most often at SIS.

Your first contact with our international school will be through the Admissions service. We are always delighted to meet prospective parents and are happy to answer any of your questions to help guide you through the application process.

In this section, we offer an outline of the application process, FAQs, a link to the school application forms, course handbooks, and other important information, all of which can be found in the documentation centre. You may also book a place on a school tour or an Open Day so that you can experience this special environment yourself. If you are unable to attend personally, we can help you complete the application process and conduct interviews via Skype.

Due to our excellent reputation, demand for school places is high. Where possible, please submit your application with plenty of time before your proposed start date to prevent disappointment. We aim to be as flexible as we can, and if you are late in submitting your application, you can rest assured that we will do everything we can to welcome you into the SIS family. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

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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 and operate a year-round rolling Admissions policy, whereby upon successful application, students can be admitted throughout the school year (providing we have availability). For more information, visit the Admissions section.

You can fill in the online Enquiry Form to arrange a visit, or request further information. The online Application Form should be completed once you decide to apply for a place at SIS. The full Application Process can be viewed here.

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 skills a barrier to entry and have a comprehensive language acquisition programme in place to support children with additional language needs. Further information, including details of added tuition 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.

We offer first language English, Spanish and Russian. We offer second language English, Spanish, French, German and Mandarin.

Primary School: 08:50 – 15:40
Secondary School: 08:50 – 16:00

We are proud of the diverse backgrounds seen in our students and celebrate a total of 44 nationalities at the school. We are approximately 30% British, 30% Spanish, with other students joining our school from all around the world.

We aim to keep class sizes small to aid personalised learning and use teaching assistants, as well as regular teachers, to support children. Our maximum class size is 24 students.

At SIS, we have an extensive variety of extra-curricular activities and pride ourselves in creating opportunities for students to follow their passions. If a child wishes to partake in a particular activity that is not yet offered, we will do our best to make that happen.

Yes, our PTA is an enthusiastic and active body of parents who not only organise school parties and functions, but act as a mouthpiece for the parent-body as a whole to ensure concerns are heard and acted upon. They keep the school moving forwards and aim to address parents’ needs.

We transport students living in Marbella and make various stops along the way. In the other direction, we go from Tarifa and Algeciras, and from Gibraltar and La Linea. We offer either a round bus service, or a one-way service.

At our school, we have teaching staff who are dedicated to university and career counselling. They work with all students who require 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.

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If you wish to find out further information about our school or would like to ask a question not covered on our website, contact our friendly staff today!