academic excellence

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Key Facts
Multiple languages
Our students learn primarily in English, but also study Spanish, Catalan, and more.
The IB Diploma
The gold standard of international education, our IB programme enables students to make their mark on the world.
Active early years
Our bespoke early years programme connects physical, social, and academic growth through hands-on activities.

AN EDUCATION FOR LIFE

At Hamelin-Laie, our students immerse themselves in a bespoke academic programme that's adapted from the Spanish National Curriculum. This is packed with engaging international experiences, from exploring cultures through art to analysing literature from a global standpoint.

Throughout their academic journey, your child will primarily learn in English. They'll also be exposed to Spanish and Catalan through dedicated classes. From primary school onwards, we also offer a fourth language. 

Our approach develops a breadth of skills that students carry with them into the future. That’s because our academics have been designed to shape global citizens who'll make their mark on the world. We strike a thoughtful balance between nurturing personal growth and academic achievement, which takes our graduates to top universities across the globe.
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Early years
  • Early years
  • Primary
  • secondary
  • IBDP OR BACHILLERATO NACIONAL

OUR CURRICULA

Committed to academic and personal growth, we’ve created an ideal blend of Spanish and international curricula that will shape your child’s future.
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1 to 5 years old
Our bespoke early years curriculum
At this formative stage in their education, we nurture each child's natural curiosity and love of discovery. Our youngest children learn within a truly international environment, enjoying activities in English, Spanish, and Catalan. Our students engage with music, stories, games, and play, too, which encourages creative exploration and movement.
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OUR CURRICULA

Committed to academic and personal growth, we’ve created an ideal blend of Spanish and international curricula that will shape your child’s future.
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6 to 11 years old
Our bespoke primary curriculum
We nurture open and curious minds, where students learn in multiple languages. As well as providing a strong academic foundation, our programme is packed with transformative experiences that deepen emotional, social, and critical thinking skills.
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OUR CURRICULA

Committed to academic and personal growth, we’ve created an ideal blend of Spanish and international curricula that will shape your child’s future.
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12 to 15 years old
Our bespoke secondary curriculum
Our secondary students follow the Spanish National Curriculum, which has been carefully adapted to our international context. Students mainly learn in English, whilst also developing their skills in Spanish and Catalan. Unique global experiences bring learning to life, while specialist teachers help our students to develop their knowledge in a range of subjects.
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OUR CURRICULA

Committed to academic and personal growth, we’ve created an ideal blend of Spanish and international curricula that will shape your child’s future.
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16 to 18 years old
The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP)
Taught in English, the world-renowned IBDP sets our students up for the future. Offering an ideal combination of personal and academic development, the IBDP features a range of subjects and the chance to take part in research and hands-on service opportunities.
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16 to 18 years old
Bachillerato Nacional
Taught in an equal mix of English, Spanish, and Catalan, the Spanish National Baccalaureate Programme puts our students in charge of their learning experience. Your child will develop vital academic, critical thinking, personal, and value-based skills. This holistic approach will prepare them for success at university in Spain and beyond.
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Find out more about our Language Certificates.

Language Certificates
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  • Early Years
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • IBDP AND NATIONAL BACHILLERATO

EARLY YEARS

Ages
1-5
Languages taught
English, Spanish, and Catalan
Nationalities
45+
Average class size
20

PRIMARY

Ages
6–11
Languages taught
English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Chinese, and German
Nationalities
45+
Average class size
24

SECONDARY

Ages
12–15
Languages taught
English, Spanish, Catalan, French, Chinese, and German
Nationalities
45+
Average class size
22

IBDP AND NATIONAL BACHILLERATO

Ages
16–18
Languages taught
English, Spanish, Russian, and Chinese
Nationalities
45+
Average class size
15
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  • EARLY YEARS
  • PRIMARY SCHOOL
  • SECONDARY SCHOOL
  • IBDP AND NACIONAL BACHILLERATO

A TYPICAL DAY AT HAMELIN-LAIE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BARCELONA

Whether they’re expressing creativity, getting active on the sports field, or giving back to our community, our students enjoy an exciting breadth of learning experiences.
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A warm welcome
As our youngest learners enter the classroom, they can show off their colourful schoolwork while parents talk with their class teacher. After settling in, we delve into our emotional education and ask how everyone’s feeling.
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A warm welcome
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Let’s get moving!
Physical activity is an important part of our everyday programme. Our expert teachers stimulate each child’s motor skills and personal growth through thrilling obstacle courses, crawling, and monkey bar exercises!
Let’s get moving!
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Fuelling up
Lunchtime gives our little ones time to rest and recharge over some fresh and delicious food, prepared by our in-house catering team. Keeping our children happy and full of energy helps them get ready for a big afternoon of learning.
Fuelling up
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Learning through experiences
Hands-on learning stimulates our children’s curiosity! Our teachers will encourage your child to play in their own way, making learning fun and memorable - and developing skills for the future.
Learning through experiences
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Let’s be creative
We give our youngest students the freedom to express themselves, explore new ideas, and see the world in a different light. Early reading activities animate each child’s imagination and encourage them to think and respond.
Let’s be creative
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The fun doesn’t stop!
We offer endless activities for our students to choose from after school – musical theatre, ballet, football, roller-skating, and so much more. Our little ones begin to discover what they love - and can’t wait to do more of it tomorrow.
The fun doesn’t stop!

A TYPICAL DAY AT HAMELIN-LAIE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BARCELONA

Whether they’re expressing creativity, getting active on the sports field, or giving back to our community, our students enjoy an exciting breadth of learning experiences.
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A fresh start
We begin each day with a focus on wellbeing. This includes making connections with peers and teachers during a Tai-Chi class overlooking the Mediterranean. Energised, our students are ready for a full day of fun and learning.
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A fresh start
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Switching languages
Our students become open-minded global citizens by studying up to four languages each week. Your child will immerse themselves in English, learn some subjects in Spanish and Catalan, and choose from French, Chinese, or German options.
Switching languages
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Feeding bright minds
Our students get together for a freshly prepared, nutritious lunch with friends. They’re then ready for some free time outdoors – playing table tennis, football, or simply soaking in the stunning Spanish weather.
Feeding bright minds
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Checkmate!
We weave exciting offerings into our curriculum, like learning chess from the age of five. Chess fosters our students’ critical thinking skills through logic and reasoning. It encourages good sportsmanship, too.
Checkmate!
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STEAM–powered
Full STEAM ahead! Our range of future-focused learning experiences develop our students’ problem-solving and teamwork skills. Whether they're solving scientific puzzles or learning to code, there’s always a new activity to try.
STEAM–powered
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Doing what you love
Art or music? Sport or dance? Or how about musical theatre? We offer a rich variety of clubs and activities in primary school, which allow our students to pursue their passions and try something new.
Doing what you love

A TYPICAL DAY AT HAMELIN-LAIE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BARCELONA

Whether they’re expressing creativity, getting active on the sports field, or giving back to our community, our students enjoy an exciting breadth of learning experiences.
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Taking the lead
Our secondary students love to initiate learning and lead morning assemblies in English, Spanish, and Catalan. They share their experiences and accomplishments, and talk to their friends about exciting events to join throughout the week.
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Taking the lead
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Music time!
Who doesn't love music? Many students learn to play an instrument as part of our outstanding curriculum. This inspires creativity and self-expression, and encourages them to explore different cultures.
Music time!
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Chilling together
Over a delicious, fresh lunch, our students come together in our dedicated secondary ‘chill-out lounge’. Your child will catch up with friends and refuel ahead of a busy afternoon filled with projects that boost their teamwork and collaboration skills.
Chilling together
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Inventing the future
Taking on specialist STEAM challenges set by MIT experts, our students apply their creativity and problem-solving skills. These range from reflecting on conditions for life in outer space to investigating the brain’s chemistry through neuroscience.
Inventing the future
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Inspired minds
Special guests and authors regularly come into school to lead talks and workshops that inspire our students to pursue their passions. Each year, during Open Mind week, parents and community members also speak about their careers and experiences.
Inspired minds
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Create change
Our student-initiated clubs, like HeforShe Club and Immediate Change Club, are making the world a better place, one step at a time. They shape our open-minded community and instil a sense of purpose.
Create change

A TYPICAL DAY AT HAMELIN-LAIE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL BARCELONA

Whether they’re expressing creativity, getting active on the sports field, or giving back to our community, our students enjoy an exciting breadth of learning experiences.
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Nourishing wellbeing
During tutor time, our students take part in mindfulness activities that boost their wellbeing and help them connect with one another. These also keep stress at bay and ensure our learners are ready for any challenge.
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Nourishing wellbeing
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Let's consider different possibilities
Our students work through a variety of discussions, following techniques that stimulate critical thinking – asking ‘what if?’ and ‘how could it be?’ They form their own arguments and ponder connections between ideas and facts.
Let's consider different possibilities
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Personal time
Each week includes open periods, when students can choose to use their time however they’d like. This is an important opportunity to focus on personal interests, whether it's playing sports, studying alone or with a group, or simply enjoying some time relaxing.
Personal time
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Ready for the future
Which university should I go to? And what course should I study? Our expert university counsellors guide students and parents through these big decisions - and the application process. They'll also help your child develop valuable real-world skills, from budgeting to time management.
Ready for the future
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Applying what we know
Our science students put their skills to the test by conducting experiments, solving complex physics problems, or dissecting an animal in biology. As inquirers, they consider what they already know and drive new questions through their research.
Applying what we know
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Giving back
There's no shortage of mentorship opportunities for our oldest students, whether they’re helping other students in our ‘buddy programme’ or completing their own CAS projects. They lead by example and happily help our community – boosting their confidence in the process.
Giving back
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TAILORED INSTRUCTION

HOW WE TEACH

Our teachers are caring, committed, and compassionate. They’ll work closely with your child every day, guiding their all-round development and encouraging them to pursue their passions.
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OUR RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES

The dedication, skill and passion of our students consistenly yield outstanding results. 

International Baccalaureate Results:

YEAR

 GLOBAL PASS RATE

PASS RATE 

 GLOBAL AVERAGE

AVERAGE SCORE 

 HIGHEST SCORE

 2019

 77.81

 93

 29.65

 31

42

 2020

 85.18

 97

 31.34

 32.8 

 42

 2021

 88.95

 100

 32.98

 33.2

 42

 2022

 85.6

 98

 31.98

 32.5

 43

 2023

 79.35

 78

 30.24

 29.5

 40


National Baccalaureate Results:

YEAR

AVERAGE ACCESS MARK

HIGHEST MARK

2019

7.312

8.770

2020

7.70

9.502

2021

7.81

9.486

2022

7.337

9.008

2023

7.983

9.342


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OUR TEACHING QUALITY

LEARNING FROM THE BEST

What makes our teachers so passionate about their profession? They tell us it’s seeing the sparkle in a child’s eyes when they’ve experienced a ‘eureka!’ moment, helping a student overcome challenges, and being part of a happy, joyous learning community.

Our teachers are more than just experts in their subjects. They care about staying at the cutting-edge of international education, and take every opportunity to learn and grow. From collaborative performance reviews to training on the award-winning Nord Anglia University platform, they’re constantly reviewing, reflecting, and improving what we do.
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Hamelin-Laie was a place full of opportunities to grow, where I discovered my talents and became the person I am today.
 
Oscar
Alumni

LEARNING THAT INSPIRES YOUR CHILD

Whatever your child's talents, we’ll make sure they have the opportunity to shine at Hamelin-Laie.

OUR OUTSTANDING EXPERIENCES
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