Through Primary up to Year 11, each student is allocated a Form Tutor with whom they register each morning and who has special responsibility for the student’s pastoral care. The Form Tutor ensures that students understand College procedures and will endeavour to make them feel “at home”. The tutor also monitors with particular care the progress of each new student during the first month to ensure that the student is integrating into the social and academic life of the College. For students who come to Secondary from the College’s Year 6, the transition process starts in the Spring term. Richard Wijeratne, the Director of the College and Mike Mills, Head of Secondary, visit Primary and hold meetings with Year 6 students and parents, along with their new form tutor in Secondary and the Head of Spanish.
How to join
HOW TO JOIN US
2. Visit Us – Virtually or In Person
The best way to gain a real understanding of what XIC has to offer your child is to arrange a visit. During your visit, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the Director of the College and the Heads of Primary or Secondary, depending on your children’s ages. You’ll also get to meet some of our dedicated teachers and chat with our students. We believe that a visit is the most effective way to immerse yourself in the essence of our School, experience how we interact with the children and feel the unique atmosphere here. Additionally, if visiting in person isn’t feasible, we offer a wonderful virtual visit option.
For those interested, we also extend an invitation for your children to have a taster day or two, giving them a genuine sense of the warm family atmosphere that thrives within our College. We’re confident that after such an experience, your child will never want to leave!
3. Offer and Acceptance
Once we have all the relevant information and can confirm there is an available place, we will make a formal offer of a place at XIC in the form of a letter coupled with the Registration Form.
Should you decide that we are the right school for your child, please return the Registration Form signed, with a copy of your identification, Passport, NIE or DNI, accompanied by the registration fee of 600€ per child. Please also provide a copy of your child’s most recent school report. It is our policy to contact the previous school prior to registration.
5. Start Your Adventure With Us!
You are now ready to start your adventure at XIC. We know that starting a new school can be daunting for the whole family, so please read our section about ‘Starting at XIC’ below. Our mission is to make you feel at home from the first moment with us!
STARTING AT XIC
Students from the current year 7 also attend to answer questions that the Year 6 students might have regarding their start in Secondary, as well as the year ahead. A full-day visit is then arranged for the whole of Year 6, together with their teacher. Assessment details are provided by the Year 6 teacher who also meets with teachers of Year 7 at the beginning of the Autumn term to give advice on suitable English and Maths groups. The Head of Spanish Studies liaises with Spanish teachers in Primary to allocate groups for Year 7. An induction morning for all new students takes place before the beginning of the Autumn term.