Schools in Málaga City

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Paraíso
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Schools in Málaga City

Postby Paraíso » Sat Oct 13, 2012 7:12 pm

Hi,

We may be moving to Málaga Cuty Centre soon and need to know about the public schools there. Does anyone have experience with children in Málaga?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Paraíso :)

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Re: Schools in Málaga City

Postby costakid » Sun Oct 14, 2012 2:08 pm

Depending on the age of your children I think if they are older than 7 and do not speak Spanish they will have to go into a private school and you will have to pay for there education. My friends son went St Georges which is east of Malaga city centre.

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Re: Schools in Málaga City

Postby Ama » Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:06 am

The school is assigned based on the area of the city you are living in, if there are still free places, if not you could be assigned to any other school. This is a 2009 listing, but I guess it won't have largely varied: http://goo.gl/eixzN. There is also an interactive map on: http://goo.gl/3DP0X

In Málaga you have public schools 'CEIP' (no fees, no uniform) or concertado 'CDP', which are funded by the governement (you have to buy uniforms, and usually there are some fees to pay at school).

This is the procedure when main enrolment starts, although it will be different midterm: http://goo.gl/rF8pz

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Re: Schools in Málaga City

Postby caboodles » Thu Oct 25, 2012 2:46 pm

Our chidren are aged 7 and 8 and started school here September coming from a Welsh speaking school, English is their first language and Welsh their second. They didn't speak a word of Spanish when we got here and we all agreed to give it exactly one month to see how it goes. They are in a small rural school where there are no English speaking teachers and just two English speaking children who were born in Spain to mixed Spanish/English parents. After eight weeks, my two girls absolutely love it in the school, and have done so from day one. They have made good friends and, so far, language has not been a barrier. Children can adapt quickly and their minds are like sponges and soak up languages. Do not be put off by language barriers but do be prepared to put in the hours in the evenings helping them with their homework!


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