In Secondary School we provide an education based on the content and distinctiveness of the English National Curriculum without being constrained by it, designed to achieve a high level of linguistic competence in the English language, supported and enhanced by the use of digital learning technologies.

Welcome to Canterbury Secondary School

It is a privilege for me to lead the Secondary Department at Canterbury School, accompanied by an outstanding team of teachers and a corpus of parents who are highly involved in their children’s education.
Our pupils enjoy a wide range of educational and extra-curricular opportunities aimed at the all-round development of the pupils.
We strive to enable all our students to develop to their full potential in a supportive and caring environment, enjoying learning, while demanding the academic achievement of ambitious but achievable goals. By offering English language immersion, the learning of Spanish and Canarian language and culture, together with the study of a third language, we aim to educate global citizens for the future.

We encourage you to visit us and get to know our school, we will be delighted to meet you and answer any questions you may have.

Pedro Tomás, Headteacher

Canterbury Secondary School

From 11 to 15 years old

At the Secondary School, we offer an academic programme based on the English National Curriculum which consists of 2 cycles, Key Stage 3: Y7, Y8 and Y9 (11 to 13 years old) and Key Stage 4: composed of Y10 (14 years) and Y11 (15 years), in both cycles the subjects are taught by specialised teachers.

Key Stage 3: A challenging and creative programme, adapted to our local and international context, which is crucial to lay the foundations of knowledge, skills and understanding needed to adapt to an ever-changing world. In this cycle, the same subjects are taught as in primary education, with the addition of a third language to choose between French and German.

Key Stage 4: Students are prepared for the official IGCSE exams.-International General Certificate of Secondary Education , an academically rigorous programme recognised as one of the best in the world. The subjects to be taken are divided into core subjects, optional subjects and those required by the Spanish education system for the homologation to ESO.

During the last term of the Y11 academic year, the students will participate in an Educational Internship Programme at Companies whose objective is to make a first contact and at the same time acquire an awareness of the world of work. They will carry out voluntary work experience in the chosen company and at the end they will prepare and present a report reflecting their experience.

At the end of Y11, you will take the IGCSE examinations, externally assessed by the Cambridge and Edexcel Examination Boards, which ensures that your grades are in line with the standards set by the British curriculum at an international level.

Bilingual Education

A bilingual education, as well as fluency in other languages, provides a greater choice of universities, as many value bilingual skills in applicants, regardless of the course applied for. Students will have more leeway to choose which university they want to apply to and in which country, depending on the languages they speak.