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Old Nov 1st 2017, 11:21 am   #1
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I am looking at moving to the region around Odemira next year from South Africa with 3 children (aged 5,2 and 6 months). Im looking for any advice on schools in the area - are there any English / private schools or will Portuguese schools be the only option? Also is there much of an ex-pat community in the area?

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Old Nov 1st 2017, 11:25 am   #2
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I am looking at moving to the region around Odemira next year from South Africa with 3 children (aged 5,2 and 6 months). Im looking for any advice on schools in the area - are there any English / private schools or will Portuguese schools be the only option? Also is there much of an ex-pat community in the area?

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It's not a heavily populated area, so probably no international schools.
Expats mainly Dutch and German or so it seemed when we travelled in that area.
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I am looking at moving to the region around Odemira next year from South Africa with 3 children (aged 5,2 and 6 months). Im looking for any advice on schools in the area - are there any English / private schools or will Portuguese schools be the only option? Also is there much of an ex-pat community in the area?

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Many expats in the area between Odemira and Ourique, but mainly older.

Why look for English schools? Kids pick up language quickly, Portuguese schools are good and it will help them integrate and find new friends. At their ages, they'll be better learning with their peers - they'll learn English at home!
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There is an 'expat' English language school in Aljezur, but that's 30-45 minutes from Odimira.
Basically, you're moving to a rural area where that sort of thing is hard to find.
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