British Schools in Spain
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: 24.03.2020
Due to the current COVID 19 emergency the inspection system will be affected by delays over the coming months. British Council will work with Inspectorates and British Schools in Spain to reschedule pending inspections as soon as normal working conditions are resumed.
Certification of British Schools in Spain for the Spanish Education Authorities.
According to Real Decreto 806/93 all foreign schools in Spain must be accredited by their Embassy. The British Embassy has delegated this authority to the British Council in Spain and only schools which have successfully passed an inspection by an authorised inspectorate will be accredited.
British Council ensures that all of these schools undergo the required inspections by Department for Education approved Inspectorates allowing us to provide guarantee to parents and Spanish authorities that British standards of quality are met.
Please note however it is the competency of the Spanish Education authorities to then authorise all foreign schools.
Protocol for Accreditation and Authorisation
Our Handbook below provides a complete overview of the responsibilities of all stakeholder groups: families, schools, British Council, inspectorates and Spanish Authorities. It also outlines how to:
- open a British school in Spain
- apply for inspection
- make a complaint about a British school in Spain