- Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:11 am
came here a number of years ago, the school in Benijofar had 2 non Spanish children in it, 6 years later it was 60% plus. Its now back down to about 10%.
Rojales primary school has a few more ex pat kids, the senior school a few more. Both serve the area you are talking about.
My advice would to make sure the school has school dinners available, there is a 3 hours lunch break and you dont want to be travelling back and forth.
The kids will naturally mix with others, all nationalities, but as they get older they seem to mix with their own. there is a number of reasons for this, but ultimately its a cultural thing. Some on here will slag me down for that but thats the way.
There are much less English speaking kids here now of all ages for many reasons, lack of well paid work for the parents and just bad decision making in coming here in the first place, but hey at least they gave it a go.
As for the schools, be prepared that they will fail one year and be kept down, education isnt at the top of the agenda here. Notice how many million euro football pitches are around this area and compare to the shit state of the schools and lack of funding to them.
I think 50% of kids in UK go to university give or take, here Brit kids 0.0001 I would guess, says something.
Take a look at Guardamar schools, the best in the area by a mile and a bus goes each day from Quesada.