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English Boarding Schools

English education system

In the educational system that concerns us, teaching is mandatory from 5 to 16 years. The school year begins in September, ends in July, and is divided into 3 quarters (terms): The ‘Autumn term’ is from September to Christmas, the ‘Spring term’ from January to Easter and the ‘Summer term’ from April to July. In addition, there is a holiday in the middle of each quarter, of a week or ten days depending on the duration of the term. Since the longest term of the education system is usually the first one, the first half term is usually more extensive.


In most schools it is part of the education system to wear a uniform. It seems to be an extra expense, however, we see this as a great advantage. The use of the uniform equals students in the school environment, avoiding comparisons between them in this period of adolescence where the image is so important. It also facilitates mornings since students do not have to think about what to wear.

English academic year

In the English education system, as in Spain, the academic year begins in September. In what both systems differ is that in England, a child born on September 1 is the oldest in the class and the one born on August 30 of the following year, the youngest of that class. In Spain, it starts counting in January. That is, a child born on January 1 will always be the oldest of the class; the youngest, the one born on December 31. For example, in the United Kingdom, children born between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020 will go to the same year. However, in Spain the children in the same year will be all those born in 2019.


We in Another Education really like the English education system. The United Kingdom has a reputation in the world for its way of educating children for centuries. Here are the famous ‘boarding schools’, where students live in houses or areas of memorable buildings in bucolic fields. There everything is focused on facilitating the acquisition of knowledge and training of students. While it is true that the prices of these schools are high, there are also ‘State Schools’ or public schools whose education is equally excellent. And why do we like them? We like them because the education provided not only has to do with the acquisition of knowledge, but with the development of each student’s own abilities.

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Working in England: Spanish assistant

Another Education offers the possibility of working in England. We enable people who wish to improve their English to achieve it by staying and working in an English school (boarding school normally), where they collaborate with the Spanish department by giving oral classes to those students of the school who wish to learn this language.


Working in England in this kind of post is relatively easy. It requires a good knowledge of the Spanish language (which the candidate has from school), a clear accent and a great responsibility, since working in England with minors means having had an impolute conduct in their own country. We find the perfect candidate to work in England, we organize the interviews and we talk with the schools to be able to transmit to those Spaniards who would like to apply for this job a clear idea of ​​what the tasks they have to perform will be like.

Spanish language assistant

Working in England as a Spanish assistant or Spanish language assistant almost always involves working in residential areas of the school, where candidates interact with students and can practice their English. We find these posts in English boarding schools, which means that the person interested in working in England has accommodation and boarding at the school and does not have to look for a place to live near their job premises, almost always necessary when someone wants to work in England. Not to mention the cost of housing and living expenses for anyone who wants to work in England!

Spanish Assistant: advantages we see

The main advantage is that you reside in the English school with all the benefits that this entails, not only for accommodation and maintenance, but also when one resides in a boarding school living and sharing all with the community, you are forced to interact with natives all the time, staff and students with whom you live regularly. During a whole school year, holidays excepting, you will become part of the boarding school and the educational community, having access to library, gym, sports facilities and any of the activities that are carried out in the boarding school.

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English education system: Year 7

In the educational system that concerns us, teaching is mandatory from 5 to 16 years. The school year begins in September, ends in July, and is divided into 3 quarters (terms): The ‘Autumn term’ is from September to Christmas, the ‘Spring term’ from January to Easter and the ‘Summer term ‘From April to July In addition, there is a holiday in the middle of each quarter of a week or ten days determined the duration of the same. Since the longest quarter of the education system is usually the first el half term ’of this quarter resulting more extensive.


In most schools it is part of the education system to wear a uniform; It seems to be an extra expense, however, we see this as a great advantage. The use of the uniform equals students in the school environment, avoiding comparisons between them in this period of adolescence where the image is so important; It also facilitates mornings since students do not have to think about what to wear.

The English school academic year

In the English education system, as in Spain, the academic year begins in September. In what both systems differ in England, a child born on September 1 is the oldest in the class and the one born on August 30 of the following year, the youngest of that class. In Spain, it starts counting in January. That is, a child born on January 1 will always be the mayor of the class; the youngest, the one born on December 31. For example, in the United Kingdom, children born between September 1, 2019 and August 31, 2020 will go to class together. However, in Spain the children who will go to class together will be all those born in 2019.


We really like the English education system. The United Kingdom has a reputation in the world for its way of educating children for centuries. Here are the famous ‘boarding schools’, where students live in houses or areas of memorable buildings in bucolic fields. There everything is focused on facilitating the acquisition of knowledge and training of students. While it is true that the prices of these schools are high, there are also ‘State Schools’ or public schools whose education is equally excellent. And why do we like them? We like them because the education provided not only has to do with the acquisition of knowledge, but with the development of each student’s own abilities.

Year 7

Year 7 is a group of the academic year in schools in many countries, including England, Wales, Australia and New Zealand. It is the seventh year (or eighth in Australia) of compulsory education and is roughly equivalent to grade 6 in the United States and Canada (or grade 7 for Australian year 7).


Although Year 7 already enters the Secondary Education cycle, its equivalence with the Spanish educational system is the year before ESO (Compulsory Secondary Education).

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English boarding school: building excellence

Boarding schools in England offer an excellent education and prepare their students for a world in which speaking and writing English is paramount. If you want to study in an English boarding school, we at Another Education help you choose the one that is most convenient for your children and we are specialists in preparing the interview and admission tests.

Each English boarding school must meet the standards of quality of education and depending on the results of their students they occupy one or another position in the national ranking of schools, the same for state schools and private schools. Here we have to clarify that education in an English boarding school can be public with a different cost (lower) than private (more expensive). English education has, as in Spain, a compulsory educational program that both public and private schools must follow.

The boarding school students in England are composed of international and local students and can be male, female or mixed. The ‘interns’ (called ‘boarders’) are the students who live in the school. The ‘day students’ (‘day boys’ or ‘day girls’) live with their families and return to their homes when the school day ends. The coexistence between boarders and day students in English boarding schools creates a perfect social atmosphere that helps them develop their personal growth. The majority of British boarding schools are mixed, that is, boys and girls attend classes together, but the accommodation is separate.

Building excellence in the English boarding schools

In my experience as a Housemistress in an English boarding school, I can affirm that English education stands out in personal attention to the student. I realized during the six years in which I worked in an English boarding school that teachers extol the qualities of boys and girls, enhance each student’s skills and encourage them to work hard to excel at what they do best. They provide classes to reinforce these skills and thus build excellence.

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Studying in England: Guardianship

British schools demand the figure of a local ‘Guardian’ in the United Kingdom. At Another Education we are in contact with the best Guardians agencies.

The ‘Guardian’ acts on behalf of the parents of the international student, giving them additional support for the pastoral care they receive at boarding schools.

The ‘Guardian’ can be an individual person or a family, and their duty is to protect the well-being of the students, take an interest in their academic progress by attending meetings with teachers if the parents cannot, and ultimately be there for them. and in frequent contact with parents for any emergency that may arise, such as in case of illness.

Duties of the Guardian

• Organize transport: To and from the airport and to host families and school.

• Support students: Regular visits, pocket money and uniform purchases. Help the student in their social development.

• Organize accommodation with the family: during the holidays, if the student does not travel to their country of origin with their family.

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