British College La Cañada

British College La Cañada (BCLC) is an independent British School where children are encouraged to reach their full potential through a secure and nurturing environment. The school, established in September 2008, is a mixed, non-religious private school which adheres to the National Curriculum of England and Wales together with the subjects of the Spanish language and culture.

Our school is recognised by the UK Department of Education (DfE) and the Spanish Ministry of Education, which guarantees the standardisation of our students’ studies and facilitates their access to Spanish, British and universities all over the world, as our students obtain the double degree of the British A-Level system and Spanish Baccalaureate.

“There is clear evidence that the school values are embedded in the curriculum and the school
has a values led education.”


Inspección ISI – BSO 2021


Management Team

The British Curriculum is taught by native teachers with extensive experience in the British system, have the specific qualifications required and meet all the requirements set by the Ministry of Education in the UK.

The teaching team responsible for the Spanish Department is in charge of ensuring that students develop, alongside the British education, the knowledge of the Spanish language, history and culture.

Our teachers build positive and trusting working relationships with their students, so that they develop a growth mindset where results and effort are celebrated equally, so mistakes and failures are seen as opportunities for learning and our pupils will be motivated to progress and further develop.

The management of the school is organised according to the British educational system, it works together with the pedagogical management team, to guarantee the highest academic level and establish a clear vision of the values it fosters; as well as supporting the pedagogical team for each Key Stage: Foundation Stage, Primary, Secondary Education and Sixth Form, which in turn, works with the coordinators of each cycle and subject.

Owner and Administrator

Assistant Head Principal

Marcus Wild

Head of Primary

Head of Secondary and Sixth Form

Spanish Studies Coordinator

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Coordinator

Joanne Wild

Secondary Head of Academic

James Dennis

Assistant Spanish Studies

Patricia Molina

Key Stage 2 Coordinator

Katie Bevan

Secondary Head of Pastoral

Oliver Jennings

Psychopedagogical and Safeguarding Coordinator

Carmen Esteban


Stacey Hood

Key Stage 5 Coordinator

Jody Chapman

Secondary Psychopedagogical Guidance

Brenda Campos

Subject Leader English

Claire Webb

Faculty Leader Maths and Key Stage 3 Coordinator

Cris Hodgson

Primary Psychopedagogical Guidance

Paula Martínez

Subject Leader Maths

Joanne Russell

Faculty Leader Science

Kerry Hough

Summer School Coordinator

Lynsey Rain

Subject Leader Science

Aine McIvor

Faculty Leader English

Fiona Davison

Saturday School Coordinator

Teresa Panayiotopoullos

Exam Officers

Inma Torres
Luke McGinty

Personal and professional development

BCLC provides continuous training for our teachers. In an ever-changing world, we strongly believe in continuous learning for all, both adults and students. During each school year, various in-house personal development programmes are conducted and with the support of professionals we implement different programmes that keep our teachers up to date on innovative educational methods and practices, curricular improvements and health and safety.

Our mission

We provide the best possible education in a warm, familiar and safe learning environment that motivates our students to learn and develop self-confidence.


We reward and value both the process and the results. Through the collaboration of parents and guardians, we foster confidence in students so that they feel good about themselves, with what they think and say, resulting in a community of people willing to learn at all times and who will be able to contribute positively and safely in society.

Our vision

To prepare confident, well rounded and responsible lifelong learners who will become pioneering and inspiring forces in their homes, communities, and the world.

Learning together, achieving together.

Our values

Our students develop around five important values

We have PRIDE


to have the courage to finish what we start despite the difficulties.


to treat yourself, people and everything showing that you care.


to think and act by yourself.


to understand that everyone has the right to have an opinion and to express it in a controlled way.

Equality and Tolerance

to treat everybody the same and judge people by “their content of character”.

Policies and Procedures

At BCLC our priority is the well-being and safety of our children. The school follows different policies implemented to guarantee and protect the safety, both physical and emotional, of our students.

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