10 reasons for choosing Wingate School
Choosing the correct school for your child is a hard and daunting process and many things should be taken into consideration before you make this decision.

We have compiled this list of the unique features that make Wingate School stand out and why we are confident this school is probably the best option for your child.

Leaving school with a domination of the English language at the level our students achieve, sets them up in life no matter what career path they choose. If they stay on the island and work in tourism where most jobs require English, or if they go on to study a PHD in any university around the world, where everyone communicates in the English language, to acting, to sporting careers, jobs in finance, engineering, IT, media ... all need to communicate in the unofficially accepted international language of the world; English. Children leaving Wingate are often considered "native English speakers", no matter what their nationality. This gives them a massive advantage throughout their whole lives, both career and personal.

But this is not the only reason to choose Wingate; our children are taught and encouraged at all times to be pleasant and courteous to their teachers and peers. This, along with the great education they achieve at this school, means that they are highly sought after as employees and business partners, and are accepted into Universities all over the world. It is not only due to the high levels of academic achievement, but also because of the interpersonal skills and extracurricular knowledge they learn during their time at Wingate, that they obtain a much higher chance of success in life when they leave.
Holistic approach to learning
We prepare our pupils for life after school, not just by giving them a broad and well balanced education but also by instilling correct values and attitudes to give them the best start in life. We nurture a love of learning, alongside a stimulating and inspiring learning journey to achieve these goals. Our exam results speak for themselves IGCSE and A-level
Class sizes
With small class sizes (current student to teacher ratios are 13:1 for the whole school), your child gets the individual attention necessary for them to thrive. Children are known personally by their teachers which not only gives the children a feeling of self worth and improves their self confidence, but also allows the staff to carefully monitor the child’s development.
Children are individuals
We recognise and acknowledge the unique spirit and talent of each individual child. Children have a sense of belonging in a supportive and happy environment where their range of talents and creativity will be nurtured enabling them to achieve excellence.
Student behaviour
We expect high standards of behaviour of our pupils at all times and have full control of which students are allowed to study at Wingate. This ensures that the learning environment around your child is correctly maintained. We encourage respectful, open and tolerant attitudes towards other pupils and the students are responsive to this. Have a look at our school policies here
Quality of teaching staff
We have a robust recruiting process and full control of our employment policies to ensure the best teachers are always at Wingate. We know how important having quality staff is to the education of your child and, at this school, teachers are highly valued and respected. They are all dedicated to creating a genuine love of learning within each pupil and are trained to promote independent thinking throughout the school. Get to know our staff by clicking here
Languages
The level of English in the school is second to none in the whole of Spain. All subjects (except Spanish Language) are taught by native English qualified teachers. Your child is surrounded constantly by high quality English (by staff and other students) and soon becomes fluent. With 4 full time native Spanish teachers teaching your child up to 5 classes a week, the level of Spanish in the school is maintained at a high level, preparing the children also for a career in Spain.
Technology
All our senior students from Year 5 onward work with Chromebooks and Google Classroom full time, Years 3 & 4 have access to a class set. This enables them to develop their computer skills and prepares them for a career in a modern office. They research class material, do their homework, play creative learning games, read their textbooks, give presentations… and more, all on their own personal laptop.

We also teach safeguarding using the acclaimed Gooseberry Planet software and a comprehensive career guidance package provided by Unifrog
Diversity
With over 20 different nationalities at the school and a very active approach to diversity, students are prepared to be a part of a global community where attitudes and experiences are shared. An understanding and consideration of others is not just taught but also experienced.
Active parent participation
Parents are welcome to discuss their child's education at anytime - we believe that the partnership of parents and teachers is vital to achieve the child's full potential. In the Infant and Junior department we regularly invite the parents to Open Classes to see their child learning for themselves. We have Open Days throughout the whole school where parents discuss their children’s development directly with the individual teacher. Click here to see our newsletter
Officially recognised as a GOOD school by BSO
This strict 3 day evaluation by 4 highly trained inspectors analyses all aspects of a school's education program and staff abilities and has rated Wingate as a “Good” school. Only 112 overseas British schools in the world (and only 10 in Spain) have achieved Good or better. Click here to see the full report