Who Are We?
We see that high expectations breed academic excellence. We strive to give all of our pupils a strong sense of independence, optimism and resilience. And above all, an excitement about the world of ideas!
PUPIL CENTRED LEARNING
We understand that happy, confident children learn naturally. We focus on creating the best environment to learn which consistently delivers outstanding results at GCSE.
BRITISH TRAINED STAFF
We follow the British National Curriculum, but we interpret it creatively and dynamically with an emphasis on ownership of the learning and creativity.
Our parents are involved in many aspects of the school and have built lifelong friendships. As a parent of Olive Tree children you will be joining a community of like-minded families.
SAPLINGS / EARLY YEARS
A warm, caring, environment for our youngest pupils.
Very high teacher to child ratio giving children the space and attention to be curious, learn and grow.
Working in small classes, children begin developing creative problem solving and critical thinking skills.
They learn through collaboration, compassion and hands on learning.
High academic expectations coupled with creativity for 11 to 16 year olds.
Small class sizes for personalised individual attention and opportunity for in-depth investigations.
100% GCSE pass rate.
We are the only school in Catalonia to offer The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) exams.
Why The Olive Tree?
Small Class Sizes
Pupil Centred, Personalised Learning
Warm, Caring Culture
International Community of Families
100% GCSE Pass Rate
British Government Trained Staff
High Level of English
High Academic Standards
Welcome to our much-loved school for 3-16 year olds, now entering its eleventh year.
We founded The Olive Tree in a cosy ground floor of a house in Sitges to provide a school that was warm, caring and with high academic standards.
Now, ten years later, we have spacious premises with beautiful grassy gardens, a science lab, an ICT suite, airy art room, and a large, full library. But we have remained true to our original values.
Those values centre on high expectations for all children leading to academic excellence. We strive to give all our pupils a strong sense of independence, optimism and resilience. And above all, an excitement about the world of ideas!
Average Class Size
GCSE Success Rate
Students Per Teacher
WE ARE A TRULY INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
OUR STUDENTS COME FROM 27+ COUNTRIES
It is fair to say The Olive Tree has an ethos that I have not found anywhere else, the number one aim of the headteacher is to bring out the potential in her children. The teachers here have a vocation, going far beyond academics. I wish more children could enjoy this level of inspirational and holistic education.
– Margaret Davies
This school has been more welcoming than any other school we have come across; the teachers have been always been warm and extremely responsive; our child has been growing and learning quickly, and enjoyed school so much it has often been a struggle to get him to leave at the end of the school day! The small class sizes and the excellent teaching, have meant that our child has been able to truly learn at his own pace.
– Serene Olesetti
I think you know a school works when none of the kids want to come home at 4 o’clock.
– Susana Preston
We had a lovely holiday but the boys were really happy to be coming back. I don’t ever remember feeling that way about any of my schools. They are so happy and engaged.
– Juliet Ryder
It’s a school with a lot of guts. It’s creative, hands-on, proactive and nurturing but expects academic excellence. I thoroughly recommend the Olive Tree.
– Diego Fabra
This school is very much the heart of our community: my daughter thrives in such a supportive open atmosphere.
– Claire Davies