Nord Anglia opens a second international school in Spain

The Hamelin-Laie International School in Barcelona is the organization’s second school in Spain.

The school, which teaches 1,300 pupils from 40 nationalities, and Nord Anglia “share the same educational philosophy of wanting to help our pupils achieve more than they ever imagined”, said Andrew Fitzmaurice, chief executive of North Anglia Education.

“We are proud that Hamelin-Laie has chosen to join Nord Anglia and excited at the prospect of what we can achieve together for our students,” he added.

Hamelin-Laie students will join 70,000 other Nord Anglia students around the world in accessing learning opportunities, through Nord Anglia’s Global Campus technology-based learning platform.

“We wanted to be part of the Nord Anglia family of schools because of the immense opportunities it offers our students and colleagues,” said Sas Pont, founder of Hamelin-Laie International School.

“It offers our students and colleagues [immense opportunities]”

“Everyone at our school is thrilled with today’s news and what it means for our school community.”

Enrollment in international school groups has increased by 70% over the past five years, ISC Research calculated earlier this year.

Nord Anglia is one of five main school groups identified by the intelligence firm, along with Maple Bear Global Schools Ltd, Beaconhouse Group, Grupo SEB and The City School.

The private school offers the National Spanish Curriculum up to high school in English, Spanish and Catalan, and for the last two years the National Bachillerato – the Spanish National Curriculum – and the IB Diploma.

Hamelin-Laie, founded in 1989, is also the first school in the country to teach Mandarin Chinese, and in 2019 the school officially became a Confucius Institute classroom.

Nord Anglia continues to grow in size, following the acquisition in 2021 of three former schools from Oxford International Education Group and continued expansion into China.