For the first time Agora Lledó International School in Castellón ranks amongst the Top 100 Schools in Spain
Every year El Mundo newspaper publishes its annual rankings of the “Top 100 Schools in Spain”. This year for the first time Agora Lledó International School in Castellón has made it on to this prestigious list and is now recognised as one of the 100 best schools in Spain. This classification is based upon 27 educational criteria which are analysed by a specialist team, and which take into account areas such as the curriculum, teaching and learning methodologies and the schools’ facilities.
These ratings provide a significant reference point for schools at a national level and offer an independent overview of the entire private and semi-private educational community. Agora Lledó school, part of the Globeducate group, is the only school in the province to make it on to the list, and is rated as the third best school in the Valencian Community, confirming our position as a school at the very forefront of quality and progress in education.
The School’s Director, Mr Luis Madrid, is not surprised that the school has entered the list in 81st place (tied at 69th position) and sees this achievement as a clear endorsement of the school’s forward progress at a National Level. Mr Madrid explains that the school is continually working to innovate and improve; “We are the first school in the province to have implemented the International Baccalaureate model at Primary (PEP/PYP) level, and we have obtained the best results average in Spain in the IB over the past two years. Our results for “Selectividad” (entrance exams for Spanish Universities) have been the best of any private school in the Valencian Community for the last two cohorts”.
Mr Madrid, who has recently been appointed as a United Nations Representative for the Protection and Promotion of International Educational Values, comments that, amongst the many reasons for the school’s ongoing success, he would highlight the introduction of the Gifted and Talend programme for high-capacity pupils; the Youth Encounter scheme run by the International Schools Association (ISA), (an international forum designed to promote leadership skills), Agora Lledó’s certification as a Professional Music Academy, and the school’s enthusiastic involvement in the global Eco-schools project.