Early Years Foundation Stage / 0 to 5 years

For children from 0 to 5 years of age, The British School of Costa Daurada follows the Early Years and Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. This is a play based methodology with a focus on sensory experiences and the development of independence. It is in this stage in which most new students join our school.

This is the ideal time for students to join our community as throughout the Foundation Levels students are incorporated into our Linguistic Programme.

Principle areas

Communication and Language Development

Physical Development

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Specific areas

Language and Literature


Knowledge and Understanding of the World

Artistic Expression and Design






As in the rest of the school, the classrooms in Early Years consist of both an indoor and outdoor area. They are specially designed to favour creative and imaginative learning, with a focus on learning through play. This promotes the development of critical thinking skills, inquisitive learning and problem solving.

The teaching team at The British School of Costa Daurada undertake the role of mentors and educational guides for the children, encouraging the pupils to ask questions, explore and partake in new experiences.

Early Years Foundation Stage is led by the Stage Coordinator, who supervises and ensures that the pedagogical objectives of each stage are being met.

Primary / 5 to 11 years

The first two years of Primary Education (Year 1 and Year 2) work as a bridge between the more play-based early years and the more formal Key Stage 2.

Key Stage Two consists of the following four years of primary school (Year 3 to Year 6). This stage focuses on developing students’ capabilities to help them feel confident while facing growing academic demands and expectations.

Students work in a pleasant and dynamic environment, where the task of learning is enriching and enforces good work habits, teamwork, respect and tolerance.

The Primary Stage is led by the Stage Coordinator, who supervises and ensures that the pedagogical objectives of each stage are being met.

Secondary / 11 to 16 years

Secondary School will begin at The British School of Costa Daurada in the 2021/2022 school year.

6th Form / British Baccalaureate

This stage will begin at The British School of Costa Daurada in the 2026/2027 school year.

University Access

University access, be it a Spanish or a British school, will be granted based on the results obtained from the AS/A Level exams that the students will complete at the end of each year of the baccalaureate (Year 12 and Year 13).

University access in the United Kingdom is obtained through, United Kingdom University and College Admissions Service(UCAS). This system centralises the students submissions, and allows students to choose up to five different courses at one school or five different schools to attend. The orientation process for students that are interested in attending a British college begins in Key Stage 4, with applications being presented within the first months of Year 13 (6th Form). At this point students must decide on a major and may be interviewed before being offered acceptance into the school of their choosing, pendent of course on the results of their A Level exams. The school will help to prepare and monitor the application process at each level, as well as help to prepare the students for the interview.

Access to university in the United States will also be possible through the process of “The Common Application”, which is quite similar to the procedures of the United Kingdom.

Currently, to attend Spanish universities, students may solicit access no matter which educational system they have attended. Students acceptance into the school of their choosing will depend on a final test with a score range of 0 to 14.