Canterbury San Lorenzo Secondary

The Secondary department of Canterbury School, where our students undertake their final years of education.

C/ Lomo el Diviso s/n, 35018, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Pedro Tomás, Headteacher

Welcome to San Lorenzo

Since 2008, I have had both the privilege and pleasure of leading the Secondary section of The Canterbury School and helping our young people excel across a broad range of disciplines in a carefully designed curriculum for the XXI century. Our pupils are exposed to a wealth of opportunities both within and beyond the classroom in a school that places a strong emphasis on the development of well-rounded individuals of whom the school and parents can feel justifiably proud. I am fortunate to be supported by a first-class team of staff and highly supportive parent body who, quite rightly, expect only the very best for their children.

From the moment they arrive in Year 7, our pupils are expected to achieve in a happy, caring and supportive environment, while at the same time pupils are set challenging and ambitious targets for their academic progress. By offering immersion in the English language, a strong emphasis on learning Spanish language, literature and the Canarian culture, plus the study of a third language at age 11 we aim at enabling our pupils to become global citizens of the future.

The warm, friendly and positive relationships between staff and pupils and within the student body itself are immediately evident and an obvious characteristic of a happy school where young people learn in an environment where creative and engaging lessons delivered by a dedicated team of staff are the norm.

Pupils have the chance to become involved in a wide range of activities organized by the pupils themselves (leaded by the Canterbury Student Union) during lunch times, Carnival Day and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme to name but a few, all of which strengthen teamwork and cooperation skills. Classroom learning is enhanced with local, national and international trips. Recent visits have included trips to the United Kingdom for Y9 and Y12 pupils.

Feel free to come and witness the outstanding achievements of our staff and pupils by making an appointment. I would be delighted to meet you and answer any queries you may have.

With very best wishes,

Pedro Tomás

At the end of Year 6, pupils move to the adjacent Secondary building. This building, inaugurated in 1992, was specifically designed and built for educational use. Located on 11,000 m² of land, it has more than enough space for sports (basketball, football and volleyball). The Secondary building contains two computer rooms, three laboratories, kitchen and dining room, music room, art room and library. In addition, secondary pupils share a gymnasium and assembly hall with primary pupils.

To this must be added the new secondary school building, with a greater focus on older pupils, more classrooms, 3 new laboratories, and a new computer room, which is located next to the excellent sports hall.

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.