Canterbury Maspalomas

The Maspalomas department of Canterbury School, where our pupils study from their first school years up to year 6.

Carretera Palmitos Park 8, 35109, Maspalomas, Las Palmas.

Wendy Edwards, Headteacher

Welcome to Canterbury Maspalomas

The staff and pupils of the Canterbury School of Maspalomas warmly welcome you to our section of school website. We hope it will help you know a little more about us and help us celebrate our achievements.

Our school it situated in the south of Gran Canaria in a beautiful building with an extensive outdoor environment. We have a large outdoor sports area, attractive landscaped garden areas where the children can grow their own plants, and two well resourced outdoor areas for the children in Early Years. A full lunch menu is prepared onsite in our kitchen and in our dining room. This year we will also open our ´Splash Park´ – a purpose built water play area where the children can explore the properties of water while cooling down in a safe and exciting environment.

ur school is organised into classes, from Nursery to Year 6, after which the children continue their education in the secondary building in Las Palmas. Class sizes are small in Maspalomas, and this gives the school a friendly, family feel where the staff know the children and their families well. Our teachers are all native English speakers and teach the children the English national curriculum adapted, where necessary, to suit our geographical location. Lessons are designed to be exciting and enjoyable, giving the children a love of learning while developing a firm grasp of the English language. We also have a fulltime Spanish teacher who works every day with the children from Year 2 to Year 6. The school team works very closely with the schools in Las Palmas sharing skills and ideas to ensure our schools are the best they can be.

There is always something exciting happening in our school, so please be sure to visit the news page and our newsletters for up to date information.
For prospective parents, we hope this website provides you with an overview of the school and the many opportunities open for your child.

If you require any further information or would like to visit us, please do not hesitate to contact the school office and we will do our best to help.
Yours faithfully,

Wendy Edwards


Canterbury School in Maspalomas is located in a privileged enclave in the south of the island of Gran Canaria. Surrounding a unique building, we have large sports areas, emblematic gardens and a new children’s playground. The centre started its activity in 1993, prospering and improving until it reached its present state. Once pupils have completed their primary education with us, they will continue their education at the secondary school in Las Palmas.

At the Maspalomas centre the pupils have a tutor for each class, a dining room, a computer room, recreational areas and sports courts. All the facilities are equipped with the necessary elements, adapted to the age of the student. All classrooms are equipped with computers, colour laser printers and C-Touch screen. We have our own dining room and kitchen, where meals are prepared daily for students, teachers and other school staff.

Learning in English

Students at Canterbury follow the British curriculum, adapted to the particular needs of our geographical environment. The curriculum we follow offers students an immense range of opportunities to fully develop their English language and other curricular areas.