Alberto Palacio, 2 48920 Portugalete Vizcaya
Telephone number
+(34) 94 476 36 50
Telephone number


An efficient and convenient way of learning English: that’s what we offer at our centre in Santa Maria school. Thanks to our collaboration with the centre, students from the area of Portugalete can study and prepare their Cambridge English exams.

Courses for young learners

Our courses are taught across an academic year. 

Course name Course dates Timetables
Lower Secondary (12 - 14) Sep 19 - Jun 20

Wednesdays or Fridays 15.15 - 17.45

Upper Secondary (15 - 17) Sep 19 - Jun 20

Wednesdays or Fridays 15.15 - 17.45

Check prices and timetables here

Couses calendar here

*Discounts are available on some courses, please see the 'How to pay' tab for more information.

If you would like your child to join an English course at any time during the academic year 2017/18 please contact us for further information.

More than just English classes

Santa María School students have the same advantages as those who are studying at the Bilbao centre. Through our online student/portal, they can access a wide range of self-study learning resources as well as the mid-year and final student reports.

Those students studying for the Cambridge ESOL exams can sign up in our free mocks for speaking exams, where they learn a lot of useful tips they can apply in their exams. 

Our students from Portugalete can take part in the programme of free activities the Bilbao centre organises for their students (arts and crafts workshops, art and reading competitions, etc.) and for people from Bilbao (Let’s go to the movies, storytelling sessions in local libraries and civic centres, etc.).

Young learners in a classroom

British Council

Contact and location


Visitor opening hours Bilbao Centre (Avda. Lehendakari Aguirre 29, 2º)

Days Opening hours

10:00 - 20:00

Saturday 09:00 - 14:00
Sunday Closed


June: M-W 9:00 - 16:00h / Th & F 9.00 - 18.00 (Saturdays closed)

July: M-W 8:30 - 16:30h / Th & F 8.30 - 18.30 (Saturdays closed)

August: M-F 10:00 - 16:00h Closed from 3rd to 25th August (both dates included). 

September: M-F 10:00 - 18:00 (Saturdays from 21st open form 8.00 to 14.30)

Closed: centre will be closed from 24th December to 1st January 2020, both dates included. 

  • 18-22 April 19: closed.
  • 1 May 19: closed.
  • 25 July 19: closed.
  • 31 July 19: closed.
  • 15 August 19: closed.
  • 12 October 19 closed.
  • 1 November 19: closed.
  • 6 December 19: closed.
  • 8 December 19: closed.
  • 25 December 19: closed.

How to get there

Public transport: Metro (Deusto station) 

How to find our Centre in Portugalete (Customer Service based in our Bilbao Centre)

Public transport: Metro (Peñota station)

Dates and how to pay

Academic term dates (2019/20)

Young Learners (12 - 17 years)

Term 1: 27 September - 18 December 2019
Term 2: 9 January - 4 April 2020
Term 3: 20 April - 12 June 2020

How to pay

-Reservation:  €50 to be deducted from the course fee

-Young Learners: can pay for the whole course in advance, or pay in two (September, January) or nine instalments (August to April). 


If you’ve already decided to study with us you can benefit from these discounts when booking a course:

  • 5% for students with three or more family members studying simultaneously in any of our centres.