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
Early Years (4-5 years) Sep 20 - Jun 21

Wednesdays 15.00 - 17.00

Lower Secondary (12 - 14) Sep 20 - Jun 21

Wednesdays or Fridays 15.00 - 17.30

Upper Secondary (15 - 17) Sep 20 - Jun 21

Wednesdays or Fridays 15.00 - 17.30

Check prices and timetables here

Couses calendar available soon

*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 2020/21please 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

* Bilbao centre is currently closed to the public due to the COVID19. You can contact us via and on 911 218 000


Visitor opening hours (From October to June)

Monday-Friday 10:00 - 20:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00
Sunday Closed
Days Opening hours


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 23th December 2020 to 3rd January 2021, both dates included. 

  • 12 October 2020 closed.
  • 8 December 2020: closed.
  • 23 December 2020 to 3rd january 2021: closed.

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 (2020/21)

Young Learners 

Term 1: September - December 2020
Term 2: January - April 2021
Term 3: April - June 2021

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.