OUR SCHOOL

WELCOME TO LAUDE SAN PEDRO INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE

Welcome to Laude San Pedro International College, and thank you for your interest in our school. I hope this website gives you an insight into the incredible learning opportunities we have for all our students, as well as the inspirational impact that every member of our community has on the development of the school.

We strive for exceptional learning and experiences that go far beyond the classroom. Our pupils are confident in their academic achievements and possess the skills necessary to study and work in an ever-changing world.

We are fortunate to work in a community of over 50 nationalities; our students are multilingual, global citizens who see no barriers in their learning journey. They study and work all over the world in a wide range of careers.

Our Laude values are embedded in all our school activities and celebrations. They reflect the identity of our students: to be truly generous with others, to have the courage to develop academic curiosity and to confidently pursue their own strengths and interests.

Our mission is for every child to achieve more than they ever dreamed of, in a happy and inclusive environment where everyone is supported and encouraged to excel.

I hope you enjoy learning about the history of our school, its current achievements and its plans for the future through the website, and that you will make an appointment to visit us.

I look forward to welcoming you personally to the school in the future.

Sincerely,

Andrew Atkinson                                                                                                                                                                                      School Principal

Laude San Pedro International College was founded in 2004 and offers a personalised education that meets the needs of all our pupils. The curriculum is based on the British National Curriculum (ages 3 to 18), with the option of choosing the Spanish system from the age of 12, depending on the individual aspirations of each student.

Our school has been recognised by El Mundo as one of the 100 best international schools in Spain, and is one of only 5 schools in Andalucía to have achieved this recognition. However, we are ambitious and seek to build on our solid foundations with the aim of continually improving opportunities for our students.

We are sure you will be impressed with the wide range of opportunities we offer, and we are pleased to be able to share them with you.

WHY CHOOSE US?

  • We are only one campus, but we have three schools: EYFS and Primary School (British System), Secondary and Sixth Form (British System) and ESO/Bachillerato (Spanish System).
  • We possess a relentless focus on learning and constant improvement.
  • Our vision is that all students will achieve more than they anticipated, which will be reflected in academic results.
  • We offer the Cambridge English Programme for our international students leading towards external assessments in the International Language Framework.
  • Music, arts and technology are celebrated in our school, giving every child the opportunity to embrace their creativity and develop their confidence.
  • Our school is operated by the International Schools Partnership (ISP) and our students work alongside their peers in sister schools all around the globe, giving you child an international network of connections.

School Story

At Laude San Pedro International College, we strive to be the international school of choice for the national and expatriate community in Marbella, pursuing academic excellence whilst reflecting the identity of our students in all of our work and school celebrations.

Our educational provision, offering the full British Curriculum (the International Primary Curriculum, GCSEs and ALevels) and Spanish equivalent (ESO and Bachillerato) in a contented and inclusive environment is unique in the area. Furthermore, our cutting-edge learning technology, state of the art performing arts programmes and sports facilities are  even more factors that differentiate us from other schools.

Our GCSE and A Level results, as well as the Spanish Selectividad, are well above the national averages in both Spain and Britain. We constantly strive to maintain this status to ensure our students have the best opportunities to enter top universities worldwide and be successful in their future careers.

For international students who have just relocated, we also offer an extremely successful Accelerated English Programme and Personalised Student Services, so that they have the support they need to access the curriculum and progress.

School Promises

At Laude San Pedro International College, our vision is that every child will exceed their own expectations in a contented and inclusive environment where everyone is supported and encouraged to excel.

  • Your child will be in a happy learning environment. We will work alongside families to create an environment in which all children are excited to come to school and learn in new and fascinating ways.
  • Your child wil be safe. We protect all children in school and provide the education, support, and services which will enable them to learn how to grow into healthy and resilient individuals, with the necessary skills to take care of themselves in the future.
  • Your child will have access to a world class learning experience. We will continuously evaluate our learning programmes to ensure that every child benefits from excellent academic and enriched curriculums.

School Values

Our whole community shares a mutual understanding of the personal qualities and values which we hope all of our students will demonstrate and uphold.

values

LOYALTY

Being loyal to teachers and classmates and ultimately to oneself in order to become honest and honorable young adults.

ASPIRATION

Setting the highest personal goals and never giving up on one’s dreams; making the extraordinary happen.

UNITY

Building a sense of community; working together for a common objective and nurturing long-lasting, sincere relationships.

DETERMINATION

Working consistently to achieve one’s personal best, both academically and beyond the classroom. Understanding that when we don’t achieve a goal first time, we learn to start again so that in time we will succeed.

EMPATHY

Being sensitive to the needs of others, whilst celebrating our differences as well as the many things which unite us. Showing kindness and care towards everyone we encounter.

STAFF

School Leadership Team

Andrew Atkinson
Position: School Principal
Email: a.atkinson@laudesanpedro.com

He has been involved in international education for over thirty years. Born and raised in England, his international experience has taken him all over the world. He is known for his passionate beliefs in international education and has experience with many international programmes of all ages from 3 to 18 years.

Andy (as everybody knows him) has graduated with a BA in Humanities from Exeter University and went on to teach Geography and Theatre in secondary schools. He studied his Masters at Trinity College, Dublin, achieving a distinction in his M.Ed. in Leadership and Management.

Nicky de Comarmond
Position: Head of EYFS & Primary
Email: n.decomarmond@laudesanpedro.com

Nicky joined the school in its opening year in 2004 as a middle leader and Year 6 class teacher. She became the Head of EYFS and Primary in 2014 with a vision to nurture and challenge every child. She has experienced different leadership and teaching roles in the UK and within Laude across the whole Primary range. Nicky gained her combined teaching and music degree in Canterbury, UK and has the National Professional Qualification for Senior Leadership.

Timm Webb
Position: Head of Secondary and Sixth Form
Email: t.webb@laudesanpedro.com

Tim is a passionate educator who cares about school communities, student opportunity, leadership development and securing excellent student outcomes.

Tim holds a degree in History and Politics and subsequently graduated with a PGCE from the University of Leeds and received an MA from the University of Bath. His research into distributed leadership in international schools earned him a distinction in his Masters in Education.

Cristóbal Quintero
Position: Head of Administration
Email: c.quintero@laudesanpedro.com

Carmen Beato
Position: Head of ESO & Bachillerato
Email: c.beato@laudesanpedro.com

Nina Cashin
Position: Head of Admissions
Email: n.cashin@laudesanpedro.com

Nina joined Laude San Pedro as Head of Admissions after working for over nine years in education. She has experience in areas such as careers advice and  has been an examinations officer in her former school. Previously, Nina has worked in Finance and property. Nina was born in the UK, but has lived for many years in the Marbella region and is fully bilingual in Spanish and English.