FAQS NEWTON

FAQs

How can I apply for a place at the school?

You can apply for a place by filling out a registration form and handing it over to the school secretary to be assessed by the Director of Admissions and External Relations. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us through the school website and fill out an online application. When the Director of Admissions has received your application, she will contact you to arrange a visit so you can see our school and its facilities, submit any documents and pay the relevant enrolment fee. If the student is to enter Primary, Secondary or Baccalaureate courses, he or she must take an entrance exam in both Spanish and English.

Are any other school services mandatory?

Participation is only mandatory during school hours and in the dining hall. Any other services such as transport, special morning hours (Breakfast Club) or extracurricular activities are optional, and are therefore only payable by families that request them.

Why should I choose Laude Newton College?

Laude Newton College is the only private British school in the province of Alicante. It offers a comprehensive and unique education, imparted with proven educational excellence. Our students have achieved the best results in University Entrance Tests for Spanish Universities (Selectividad), the official exams for Cambridge and the Goethe-Institut for many years.

What is the difference between an international school, a British school and a bilingual school?

It is important to distinguish correctly between each type of school. An international school offers an authorised international programme in each of its educational stages; British schools only offer the British National Curriculum, and bilingual centres offer a specific number of courses in English.

What is the profile of Newton College?

Our students at Newton College benefit from all the three types mentioned above, in terms of their education as well as qualifications and certificates. We also have an international community that greatly enriches our educational experience.

How does Newton College incorporate the international programmes within its teaching?

In the early stages, it offers a combination of the International Early Years and Primary (IEYC and IPC) Programmes with the British National Curriculum. At the Secondary level, it combines the Middle Years Programme (MYP) of the International Baccalaureate (IB) with the Spanish National System. Finally, in the Baccalaureate stage, students have a choice between two clearly distinct paths: The Diploma Programme (DP) of the International Baccalaureate or the Spanish Programme. We are the only school in the province to offer this project and our efficiency is highlighted by our leading position in different educational rankings.

Altogether, the teaching we offer at Newton College guarantees the highest quality of education. Our students can make connections between what they have learned and the real world. We provide education that encourages ethical responsibility, personal achievement, innovation through learning and assessment, independence, critical thinking, curiosity, creativity and team work, whilst developing a social conscience.

Why does Newton offer two paths in Baccalaureate?

Our students are the driving force of our educational philosophy. In this regard, neither programme is better than the other, and we try to guide our students towards the programme that they are best suited for: our obligation is to offer them the path that is best tailored to their needs and future projects.

How is the Diploma Programme recognised in Spain? And in the rest of the world?

The Diploma is recognised internationally and is one of the most regarded and highly valued qualifications in the most prestigious universities of the U.S., Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

It has also been recognised in Spain as the academic equivalent of the Spanish Baccalaureate qualification since 2010. This means that the Diploma gives our students the right to access Spain’s different public and private universities without having to sit the PAU (University Entrance Tests). This is not widely known among Spanish families.

There are more than 5,000 IB schools in over 150 countries around the world, and there are more than 350,000 students enrolled in this programme.