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The British College of Gavà (BCG) Barcelona
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About The British College of Gavà (BCG)


The British College of Gavà (BCG) started in September 2015 with children aged 3-12. The school grew rapidly over its first two years to the point where it expanded to incorporate all year groups from Nursery to Year 13 with children aged 3-18. Word of the good work of the school spread rapidly and gained the interest of local families who were looking for a new, unique and innovative education that previously wasn’t available.

The British College of Gavà is now a registered Edexcel examination centre and hosts GCSE and A Level examinations enabling leavers to progress to universities in the UK, Spain, the U.S., as well as other countries around the world. When we search for prospective teachers we have one word in mind. Can they ‘inspire’? Learning comes from within, and with our role at BCG as facilitators we aim to nurture motivated and determined students who have an intrinsic love for learning that drives them through the many challenges they face. Characterised by enthusiasm, professional ambition and a sense of responsibility, The British College of Gavà provides a stimulating alternative offering a high quality creative education with a distinctive style. In this sense, we are working towards achieving the International Baccalaureate® (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) status.


Address

Carrer de Josep Lluís Sert, 32, Gavà
Barcelona  08850

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Curriculum

English

Primary Language

English

Ages

3 to 18

Max Class Size

25

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15 Reviews of The British College of Gavà (BCG)

Average Ratings

Overall 4.96
Facilities 4.85
Academics 4.69
Teachers 4.77
Sports 4.62
Music & Arts 4.77
Science & Tech 4.62

Reviewer Nationalities

Portuguese (1) Filipino (1) Brazilian (1) French (3) American (1) British (2) Spanish (3) Polish (1)

How would you rate The British College of Gavà (BCG)?

Laetitia, 22/07/2020 @ 07:44:48
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2 kids there, they are super happy to go to school everyday. Fantastic team of teachers, nice facilities with huge green playground.

Marina , 28/05/2020 @ 08:24:18
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Our children started attending BCG this year and we are very happy with our choice so far. Since the first visit, the school facilities have attracted our attention, with lots of green and open space. Now with the opening of their new building, the facilities are even more complete. Despite the large facilities it feels like a small school, where everyone knows each other by name, which contributed to my children quickly feeling welcomed and integrated. The dedication of the teachers with whom we had contact so far is also something we would like to highlight.

S Torrellas, 27/05/2020 @ 09:20:49
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Muy contento de la elección que hicimos en su día para la educación de nuestros hijos (hoy, 12 y 14 años). Estamos en el British College of Gavà desde su fundación y a día de hoy puedo decir que el colegio ha cubierto mis expectativas con nota: muy buen ambiente, excelentes instalaciones en un entorno espectacular, buenos profesores (algunos brillantes) y como consecuencia, buen nivel educativo. Y para mi, lo más importante: mis hijos van felices al colegio y están motivados. A día de hoy además contamos con el liderazgo de un Director contrastado que tiene las cosas claras y el colegio sigue mejorando cada día su equipo e instalaciones, siempre atento a las sugerencias de los padres. Felicidades Sr. Valverde.! Cumplió su promesa ...

Enric, 26/05/2020 @ 11:15:42
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School with modern and top facilities. What i like the most in the school is the nice atmosphere for the students and the close relation between school and parents. Inclusive school where each single student is considered as an individual and not as a number. Good balance between academic curriculum and values teaching. The teachers team is very professional and always ready to help.

Therry Noces, 26/05/2020 @ 09:46:49
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BCG deserves an overall 5 stars in terms of general efficiency and its commitment for the betterment of the school as well as the educational, moral and artistic level of the students. It is a small school yet it has a future towards to be one of the best schools.

Maria victoria, 25/05/2020 @ 19:50:19
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We live an expat life and when we decided to look for a school for our children, we considered the academic, sports, the space where the children would have there classes, the outside area to play, extra activities and the community of the school versus the students and the parents. We have four children enrolled from reception, primary and secondary and I love to see how the children learn with motivation, the fact that everyone knows each other, the teachers know the students by name even if they don't teach them. I am very pleased with the new principle. The schools premises have increased and offers everything the children need to persue there academic needs. The green, nature, where the school is surrounded is beautiful and gives them a sense of nature and freedom. I am very grateful that the school has a motivated staff/ teachers that have been able to give the students an excellent education standard during this covid crisis and the response from the school to this pandemic was quick, efficient and effective.

Anna, 25/05/2020 @ 18:41:19
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Excellent school with dedicated teachers, small classes and offering high quality teaching in fantastic natural surroundings. A school with an educational long-term vision aiming at educational excellence.

Nathalie, 25/05/2020 @ 11:25:17
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Dedicated teachers, who see the individual child and take concerns seriously. Diverse, interesting and open minded students and parents community. Everybody is welcomed with open arms. Amazing experience for our two children and us. And even more now with the Top facilities that the School has now.

Alejandro, 24/05/2020 @ 10:27:58
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Hola! Tenemos dos niños (Primary, Secondary) desde la fundación del Colegio. Escoger colegio para nuestros hijos es siempre una difícil decisión. "¿Cuál es el mejor colegio para mis hijos?" No todas las familias buscamos los mismo, y la elección del Colegio debería ser consecuente con el tipo de formación que queremos para ellos. A mi entender, los niños aprenden cuando se sienten felices y motivados. Y mis hijos lo están, y mucho. No es un colegio con muchas líneas, creo que, de hecho, tiene una sola en algunos cursos. Entiendo que es más fácil para un profe conocer bien a sus alumnos cuando son 20 en clase, lo que es una de las ventajas de este colegio respecto a los otros dos colegios internacionales que hay en el mismo área. Yo, personalmente, he descubierto las ventajas de un cole con un número reducido de alumnos. Hay un ambiente más familiar y todos se conocen (profesores, niños, familias...) lo que me asegura que los profes conocen bien a mis hijos. Se trata de un Colegio joven, que no nuevo. Evidentemente, cuando empezó hubo muchas cosas a mejorar y los padres tuvimos que creer en el proyecto. Los inicios nunca son fáciles y hay que realizar muchos ajustes. Eso hizo que algunas familias decidieran cambiar a sus hijos, pero vinieron otras nuevas. Como en todos los colegios internacionales, hay rotación de familias y profesores. Así que no hay la estabilidad de un colegio tradicional, lo que no quiere decir que no haya continuidad. A día de hoy, creo que puedo decir que el colegio ya tiene velocidad de crucero. El colegio se está consolidando rápidamente, porque se ha notado la mano del nuevo Director General y un Director académico estupendo, con objetivos claros. Además, estamos muy ilusionados con las nuevas instalaciones a inaugurar. Además de todo el espacio verde disponible, ahora los peques tendrán polideportivo, comedor y una biblioteca y laboratorio más grandes y mejor acondicionados. Le dijimos adiós a la carpa y los lavabos provisionales que estaban desde los inicios y creo no gustaban a nadie, así que entramos en otra etapa. Este último curso está siendo difícil por la crisis del COVID19 para todos, pero ha sido la prueba definitiva de cómo el colegio se ha consolidado. Se respondió inmediatamente desde el primer minuto y los niños siguieron las clases online de manera estructurada. Esto no se hace de un día para otro y sin un equipo de profesores motivado y con dominio de las herramientas de colaboración. No suelo escribir opiniones en foros, pero a raiz de un amigo que me comentó que había leído opiniones negativas respecto al BCG me decidí a escribir la mía. Espero haber podido ayudarte si la lees. Cuando buscaba cole para nuestros hijos leí muchas y la mayoría no me ayudaron. O bien eran o de padres enfadados por una mala experiencia, o eran opiniones demasiado favorables. Creo que lo mejor es descubrir las cosas por uno mismo, que es, al fin, lo que le digo a mis hijos que hagan.

Year 8 and 10 parent, 22/05/2020 @ 17:30:17
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I highly recommend this school. I have two children in Secondary and we couldn´t be happier. Having read a recent review posted, I have to say I agree with everything it says...and more! The new principal, appointed in February, has already set into motion several new initiatives, both academic and extra-curricular, giving the school a clear and focused direction. GCSE and IB pathways have been put in place to give secondary students guidance from an early age. The teachers are friendly, warm, and communicative with parents and pupils. It has a real family feel about it, where my children feel safe and confident. Sport has always been a strong point at this school, with many of the students playing for regional and national teams, and it continues to be an inspiring part of BCG pupils´ lives within school, as many fixtures were organised against other schools in the region this year. Music has really taken off this year with my children participating in orchestra, instrumental lessons, musical theatre, choir, and rock band. They have loved being able to hang out with other kids with similar interests. The online teaching that has been happening since March is excellent, and second to none in the area. As a parent I have been extremely happy with the way in which the teachers have been so dedicated and inventive in their teaching. The food is excellent and both lunch and morning and afternoon snacks are included in the tuition fees. There is a school bus with an excellent service from Sitges/Sant Pere de Ribes to Barcelona. The grounds are green, adventurous and beautiful and the children have plenty of space and facilities to play football, basketball, volleyball, ping pong and more in their break times. The new building is state of the art, with bright, large spaces, a library, dining hall, auditorium and incredible sports hall. I only wish they had been able to move in sooner as the children are all very excited! In conclusion, this is an excellent, family-oriented, medium-sized school option that encourages children to pursue whatever they´re good at, but also to explore the unknown in a safe and friendly environment. Highly recommended.

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nacho kass, 4 months ago


"Where British Tradition meets Innovation" - Education In Excellence

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Gabriel Bellido Fernández-Montes, 2 months ago


Pues a mi me parece un colegio fantástico, he visto personalmente las instalaciones, no se trata de un colegio al uso en el que toda la parcela está edificada, sino un colegio con zonas abiertas y deportivas, están edificando una nueva área y me parece un colegio espectacular.

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