The result of this consultation was the Royal Degree of 12th May 1978, which stipulates the basic regulations for foreign schools. The Decree allowed for two different types of school; those being purely foreign in their pupil content with no participation of Spanish children, and those defined as mixed schools, such as ourselves, providing bilingual education for both Spanish and foreign children alike. Naturally the regulations for such schools are very stringent and of all the foreign schools in Spain, only 8 schools originally applied for the English and Spanish authorisation.
The school received authorisation under the degree on 30th May 1979 to give tuition under both the English and Spanish systems. The school can provide education to children from 3 to 18 years of age. Under the decree the school is responsible to inspectors both from the United Kingdom and Spain. A full report made by the British inspectors is translated and forwarded to the Spanish ministry of education which is our ultimate authority.
The school is a recognised centre for the Universities of Cambridge (CIE) and London Edexcel examination boards and offers GCSE, IGCSE, AS and A levels. It is also a centre for Open University exams and university admissions UCAS.