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Old Nov 22nd 2015, 7:09 pm
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I'm after some information, we used to live in Ontinyent (in 2006) and had to return to the uk however, we're now ready to move back again and this time we have children and we're looking for schools.

I had some great advice from a lady on the Ontinyent Facebook forum and she's given me a really comprehensive list of the state and private schools in the area. What I'm after is people's opinions/recommendations on the schools in the area please.

Many thanks
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Old Nov 22nd 2015, 8:43 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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Old Nov 23rd 2015, 5:56 am
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Hello

I'm after some information, we used to live in Ontinyent (in 2006) and had to return to the uk however, we're now ready to move back again and this time we have children and we're looking for schools.

I had some great advice from a lady on the Ontinyent Facebook forum and she's given me a really comprehensive list of the state and private schools in the area. What I'm after is people's opinions/recommendations on the schools in the area please.

Many thanks
I live in Ontinyent and have done for 9 years now. Our children all went to school here. Our eldest is not at University of Valencia, our other son is at an Instituto whilst our daughter is still at school.

I'm happy to give you all the help you need but maybe it's better as a PM (when you have enough posts) as I can't see it being of any interest to others as it's so location specific.
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I live in Ontinyent and have done for 9 years now. Our children all went to school here. Our eldest is not at University of Valencia, our other son is at an Instituto whilst our daughter is still at school.

I'm happy to give you all the help you need but maybe it's better as a PM (when you have enough posts) as I can't see it being of any interest to others as it's so location specific.
I think that it would be a good idea for information to be on the open forum and not just by PM because although it is location specific it is still relevant for when people do a search either on BE or the internet in general.

Would it be possible for you to name the schools that you have had experience with and give a brief run down of their positives and negatives?

Obviously PM´s are great when discussing something more personal and we do not want everyone to know our business.

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Old Nov 23rd 2015, 12:25 pm
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When we first arrived, the town hall assigned us a school - Sant Raphael. It's where they put all the 'foreigners'. As a consequence, we had classrooms full of Romanians, Moroccans, Bulgarians, Russians and now English. This had a dire effect on learning anything.

Having said that, they all survived and passed all the required exams.

They all then went to Pureza de Maria - a concertado. The general view is that the education level there is some two years ahead of other schools. This meant that our children struggled initially but soon came good. This, in my opinion, is an excellent school getting great results.

There are many other schools in town, some better than others. If anyone wants my opinion (based only on what other parents/teachers have told me), then please ask.
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We're looking at Pureaz de Maria, Milagrose and we're talking to Colegio la Conception - what are they like, they look good on the internet but then don't most things!

Our daughter is dyslexic so we'd ideally like a concertado or privato school, we were also looking at the international school in Xativa but ideally we'd like her to be able to make friends etc in what will be her home town..

Any help appreciated, especially in actually getting a school we want.. Thanks
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We're looking at Pureaz de Maria, Milagrose and we're talking to Colegio la Conception - what are they like, they look good on the internet but then don't most things!

Our daughter is dyslexic so we'd ideally like a concertado or privato school, we were also looking at the international school in Xativa but ideally we'd like her to be able to make friends etc in what will be her home town..

Any help appreciated, especially in actually getting a school we want.. Thanks
As I said, mine all went to Pureza - a great school run by nuns.

Conception is similar and is run by monks.

Both schools have great academic results but are not cheap. Last time I looked, there was a two year waiting list to get into their secondary school (ESO). The best bet, if possible, is to start them young in infantil or primaria and then there's no issue.

I've heard that Milagrosa school is also quite good but that the international school at Xativa is not. Also, the school in Xativa does not have a 6yj form college so students would have to go to Alzira (Valencia).
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