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Old Sep 27th 2015, 7:57 pm
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hello, I am new to this forum so please be gentle. I am hoping to relocate to the Almeria region of Spain, although am still very flexible with exactly where. My main concern is a follow on education for my son who will be 16 so am looking for the A level equivalent in an english speaking school but most seem to be in the Malaga region, is this the case? I am wanting to move to an area not in the touristy areas. any advice/help would be much appreciated thank you.
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Old Sep 27th 2015, 7:58 pm
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Hi and a warm welcome to the Spanish forum on BE. Myself and Fred James are the moderators for the Spanish forums whilst BEVS moderates Europe. Moderators are there to ensure that the site runs smoothly within the rules of BE. This is so that members gain the information that they are looking for and find their experiences on the forums to be friendly and worthwhile.

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My feeling is that it would be better for your son if you stayed in the UK for him to finish his A levels before moving to Spain. There are people on here who have a lot of knowledge of the education system so hopefully they will be along to advise you soon.

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I would concur with Rosemary.

There are some very good English speaking international schools. As one might expect, these are expensive and are located where there is a demand, i.e. in what you call "touristy" areas.
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thank you, that seems good advice
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You may like to consider extended vacations, i.e. rent a property in Almeria during the school holidays. This would be valuable experience and help you decide Almeria is / is not for you, before committing to a permanent relocation.
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Old Sep 28th 2015, 9:18 pm
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Hi lindsay,

I'd like to recommend you and your family "Costa de la Luz" in Huelva.

People here are really nice and friendly. The weather is wonderful, neither too hot in summers nor wet in winters. You also have two airports really near here, one in Portugal and another one in Seville. Being an unexpensive area to live as well.

Concerning your son education, there are several public schools which have a bilingual sistem and some of them have an "Erasmus programme" which provided them with young English-speaking students, it's an "swap program and agreement" among Andalusia and other English-speaking countries governments. If your son will be 16, he'll study in a secundary school, where Spanish teenagers will show off about to have an English classmate.

I personally belive that the younger your son is the better from him to speak Spanish and get completely integrated in our Spanish culture. Obviously, at the beginning you all will be a little lost here but you'll get used to this country and its people really quickly.

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Hi is Costa de la Luz anywhere near Praia da Luz?
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Hi is Costa de la Luz anywhere near Praia da Luz?
Costa de la Luz is in Spain. Praia da Luz is in Portugal.
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thanks sorry, I noticed Portugal being mentioned above.
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Originally Posted by wilsman77
Hi is Costa de la Luz anywhere near Praia da Luz?
Costa de la Luz is a coastline from the Portuguese border east about one hundred miles from the town of Ayamonte to the town of Punta Umbria then south about one hundred miles to Gibraltar.
Pria da Luz is a Portuguese town along the same East/west coast about one hundred miles from the Spanish border.
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