Sant Agustí Campus
Baleares International College, Sant Agustí, is located in the high-quality residential environment of Sant Agustí on the south coast of Mallorca. The school is in a very accessible location, just on the outskirts of the capital, Palma. The school has a capacity for 160 students from 2 to 11 years of age.Book My Visit
Details of our Summer School 2020 are now available!
Baleares International College, Sant Agustí, has excellent facilities for Primary age children including large, brightly lit and well-equipped classrooms as well as specialist facilities such as the library, music and art rooms. Information Technology is catered for by the use of Chromebooks throughout the school. There is plenty of safe play space on campus and each age group has its own area.
There is also a spacious dining room with views out to sea. We use the local Sports Centre for swimming lessons, have access to a local forest school and a make good use of nearby Calanova sailing club and beach. We have two dedicated language rooms focusing on Spanish, Catalan and German.
At BIC, Sant Agustí, we celebrate each student's achievements on a daily basis. The school's family values are built on respect and consideration of one another in a productive, caring environment, supported by highly qualified and dedicated teachers. We aim to create a stimulating and caring environment which enables all students to reach their potential and by doing so, develop the skills and confidence needed for a fulfilling life.
Directions: If you are coming from Palma on the Autovia, take exit 6 Génova/Sant Agustí. Take the second exit at the roundabout and then the first right onto Carrer Andreu Ferret. Continue straight on over Carrer Mónaco onto Carrer Noruega. Follow the road round and onto Camí son Toells. Turn right to continue on Camí son Toells and keep going until you see BIC Sant Agustí.
08.45 to 15.45
15.45 - 17.00 daily
Student / teacher ratio
10:1 (at full capacity)
Early Years Foundation Stage
Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2
Specialist language classrooms, outdoor classrooms, specialist Art and Music rooms, library, large sports court, Early Years playground, soft play area, spacious dining room, plus access to local forest school, sailing club, beach and sports centre
Welcome from the Principal
Baleares International College, Sant Agusti is set in a beautiful building just outside Palma and is one of the oldest schools on the island (founded in 1957). We provide a British curriculum within a truly diverse international community for children age 2 to 11.
Our excellent reputation both locally and internationally is underpinned by ensuring that all our children receive the high quality education they deserve. We have skilled teachers and small class sizes which enable our children to achieve academically and flourish personally.
The school has a warm, friendly atmosphere and a strong community feel. Children feel safe, happy and nurtured. We treat each child as a unique individual and aim to instil in them a sense of curiosity and a love of learning that will continue throughout their lives.
In addition to the challenging and broad British curriculum we also offer Spanish, Catalan (from Year 2) and German (from Year 3) during school hours. There is a dedicated art studio, music room, two language classrooms and an outdoor classroom. Our Director of Sport ensures we have an excellent sports programme for all students including sailing, beach volleyball and swimming. The local beach is just a few minutes down the road and the children are lucky to have a view of the sea from the spacious dining room! Children are encouraged to learn a musical instrument after school and we offer a range of tuition in musical instruments and singing. We have an excellent extra curricular programme with activities such as robotics and coding, art, martial arts and sailing.
After completing their Primary education at Sant Agustí, children have the opportunity to transition to our Sa Porrassa campus for their Secondary education. As part of the Orbital group the two schools work closely together and have the added advantage of being part of a wider global educational organisation. With links to schools around the world the students have the unique opportunity to learn globally and begin to think globally.
I look forward to welcoming you to our school where I am confident you will find something special and unique.
Principal, Baleares International College, Sant Agustí
BIC, Sant Agustí, has a large number of excellent facilities including: specialist language classrooms, outdoor classrooms, a large sports court and nursery playground, plus access to a local forest school, a sailing club, the beach and a sports centre with a heated indoor swimming pool. The school´s learning environment includes specialist Art and Music rooms, a soft play area, a Library and a spacious dining room. The classrooms are large, air-conditioned, well-lit and newly furnished.
Janice Short has been involved in education for a number of years, starting her career in Wales as a primary school teacher for 15 years before moving into lecturing as a Primary Mathematics specialist at Glyndwr University, teaching on the teacher training degree as well as Early Childhood Studies and Education degree programmes. After moving abroad to teach in her first international school in Egypt, Janice then became a Head of Primary, founding the Primary school in an international school in Northern Malawi. Moving onto Gran Canaria as Head of Primary, she helped to lead the school to successful British Schools overseas accreditation by the UK’s Department of Education. She is a lead inspector for NABSS (National Association of British Schools in Spain).
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At BIC Sant Agustí we are very fortunate to have many beautiful beaches within walking distance from the school.
Part of our philosophy is for our children to spend as much time outdoors as possible and to enjoy the nature of the island. We use the local beaches in a variety of different ways:
BIC Beach Boot Camp
Key Stage 2 have a weekly session of BIC Beach Boot Camp where we jog to the beach and spend the sports session there. A combination of warm ups, yoga, boot camp style exercises and team games such as beach volleyball and capture the flag ensure that our students are challenged physically and learn new skills in a fresh and beautifully inspiring setting.
Beach Cleans and the Ondine Association
As a school, we work hard to educate our students about marine conservation and plastic pollution. As part of the curriculum we collaborate with the Ondine Association to deliver their Dos Manos Schools Programme. We support their vision of creative education and community action. We regularly participate in beach cleans around the island, which is also a great opportunity to get families together at the weekends, working towards a common local cause.
Subjects such as Geography and Art lend themselves well to trips to the beach, where our students can explore and develop a range of skills from mapping the local area, discovering beach wildlife to sketching boats at the sailing club. We encourage our staff and students to take advantage of our local beaches, for them to develop a sense of wonder and respect for nature.
We are very lucky here at BIC Sant Agustí because there is a quaint little forest located just a 5-minute walk away from school – a perfect setting for “base camp” at Forest School. All of our students from Nursery through to Year 6 are given the opportunity to explore nature once a week as part of our Forest School initiative.
What is Forest School?
Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers all learners regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.
Forest School is a specialised learning approach that sits within and compliments the wider context of outdoor and woodland education.
Key Features and Benefits of Forest Schools
- The use of a natural outdoor environment.
- A child-led approach to learning, which is fun and unhurried.
- A long-term, hands-on programme that allows repetition where children come into contact with nature using all their senses.
- Builds children’s confidence and self-esteem as they are responsible for making their own decisions and are carefully supported to achieve their goals.
- Allows every child to have a voice, especially those who find it difficult to communicate in a more conventional learning environment.
- A high adult-to-child ratio allows children to undertake new experiences and challenges whilst taking appropriate risks.
- Supports personalised learning.
- Trained adults, facilitators and observers rather than leaders and instructors.
A Hands-On Learning Experience, in a Natural Environment
Depending on the age group, examples of Forest School activities include:
- Woodland walks and nature trails
- Nature crowns
- Shelter building
- Making teddy homes
- Forest School stories
- Basic tool-use to make minibeast hotels, wooden snakes, tree cookies, leaf presses etc
- Building and lighting fires
- Camping trips in forest areas
*Children take part in all activities under adult supervision of course.
Our facilities here at BIC Sant Agusti extend far beyond the school grounds. To enhance the opportunities we provide our students, we have excellent relationships with a number of facilities close by and use them on a regular basis.
Only a 5-minute walk from school along the beach, Port Calanova, home to the Spanish National Sailing School, with decades of history, unbeatable location, a highly-qualified professional team and fully equipped sports facilities, provides an ideal setting for our students to test their skills and master the art of sailing, kayaking and other exciting water sports.
This is both an element of our physical education curriculum and is available as an after-school club throughout the year. We also organise a summer camp at Port Calanova, available for all Orbital Education students around the world, giving them the perfect opportunity to think globally, make new friends, learn new skills, and enjoy the sport at the same time.
We are delighted to share the results of the December 2019 BIC, Sant Agustí Parents Survey
First and foremost, we would like to thank all parents who took the time to complete the Parent Survey. We really appreciate, both in the areas of real strength and those that we need to keep improving.
As a community, we embrace continuous improvement and want the best possible learning environment in school for our students, staff and parents.
Please find a copy of the 2019 Parent Survey Analysis here, shared with parents during our Parent Meeting on Thursday 30th January. During this session, our Principal, Ms Millar, talked through the main areas of the findings and discussed these with parents.
The three areas that our parents believe Baleares International College, Sant Agustí excels in:
1- Personalised approach
2- Teaching staff
4- Quality of education
96% of parents would recommend our school to others in the future.
The three areas you believe Baleares International College, Sant Agustí need to improve in:
2- Afterschool activities
3- Quality of education
We are proud of how far we have come already and with our parents' continued support, encouragement and confidence, we look forward with excitement and positivity to continuing to enhance the learning experiences at Baleares International College, Sant Agustí.
What our parents say:
"When we arrived we saw the way they welcomed us and we immediately realised that this is the school our son would to without a doubt" - Primary Parent
"The personalised approach is by far the best we have come across since we moved to the Island" - Primary Parent
" The teachers are caring, smart and creative. They carry out fantastic activities with the children and constantly challenge them whilst making learning fun" - Primary parent
Details of our Summer School 2020 are now available!