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Lorenzo Solano Tendero Key Information

Ages Taught 7 – 9 & 11 – 18 years old
Year Groups Taught Year 3 & 4 – Year 7 to Year 13
Programme Taught KS2, KS3, IGCSE and A/AS Levels

Head of Secondary's Welcome

Dear Parents and Students,

This is our new spacious six-floor converted building located in a residential area within a few hundred metres of the Arturo Soria metro station. From September 2016 our Year 10 to Year 13 examination groups are attending Hastings here. They are taught by our regular team of UK qualified and experienced teachers, plus our Spanish qualified staff who offer the obligatory Spanish language and humanities courses to our pupils up to Year 11 and the optional Spanish university preparation classes to those senior pupils who choose these classes.

There are 3 well-equipped and modern science laboratories, a 60 square metre art studio, a wireless computer room, a well-resourced library, a separate study area for our Year 12 and Year 13 pupils, a multi-use space (indoor fitness, dance, assemblies), and an indoor theatre. Physical education lessons are being offered in nearby rented sports facilities and our pupils use school bus transportation to travel there and back.

This is an exciting feature of our expansion programme. Our senior pupils are based in this excellent fit-for-purpose installation. This should only add to our current levels of success in terms of future university destinations where our most successful pupils go on to attend top UK universities every year, and where we are very proud of the fact that every Year 13 pupil at Hastings finishes with university options in the UK, in Spain, or both!

 

Kind regards,

Hal Pattenden
Head of Secondary

 

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Lorenzo Solano Tendero, 11
28043, Madrid

Metro: Arturo Soria (L4)
Bus line: 11, 70, 122

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All bus routes may be subject to changes during the year for reasons beyond our control.

Should you be interested in the coach service, please feel free to contact Ms. Lucía Novo on lucia.n@hastingsschool.com or by phone, 607 995 764.

 

In September 2016, this new building located in Arturo Soria became our Key stage 4 site and the Sixth Form (14 to 18 year old). This new campus is only 1,5 km. away from the new Sobradiel campus.

This structure will progress in the future with a final objective of having a configuration that will comprise from Key Stage 3 until 6th form (11 to 18 year old). The main areas to emphasize are:

  • An outdoor play space of 3,000 m2 and 800 m2 of outdoor play area
  • A capacity of 450 place organized in 18 different sizes classrooms.
  • Indoor theatre and multi-media space for an audience capacity of 100 people
  • A dining room area (190 places), which can become a multi-use space for presentations, ceremonies and fairs
  • Two libraries (1 for Primary and 1 for Secondary)
  • A multi-use space for fitness, music, aerobics and dance
  • Three laboratories fully equipped with 24 seats
  • A Sixth Form study area

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View more about our Sixth Form Facilities.

From September 2016, pupils from Year 10 on are populating this new building.

In the first three years of the Secondary School pupils follow a range of national curriculum subjects. In addition, Spanish language and humanities (sociales) are taught according to the requirements of the Spanish Ministry of Education, while those new to the language are offered support classes at their level. Pupils also follow a comprehensive personal and social education programme, covering areas such as citizenship, health, careers, and study skills.

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In the Sixth Form, the academic ‘jump’ from IGCSE to AS level is considerable and the level and intensity of the student workload increases significantly. This means that students need to be well-organised, be able to work independently and self-motivate, whilst also seeking and following advice from teaching staff. Using free time well, both in and out of school, is all part of the post-16 learning curve. Students are therefore expected to carry out homework, coursework, wider reading and research and dedicate approximately 4 -5 hours’ work beyond the classroom per week, per subject.

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Phil Hudson Interim Collegiate Head
Hal Pattenden Head of Secondary
Julie Oakley Head of 6th Form, French Teacher and Careers and UK Universities Advisor IGCSE
Melody Sunman KS3 Coordinator –  Maths Teacher KS3
Linda Carruthers Secondary Deputy Head – Pastoral; Head of Art, Design, & Photography. A Level, IGCSE
Gary Cook Learning Support Coordinator
Cristina Gasca Learning Support
Andrés Aguayo Language Support Teacher – English Nursery
Michael Connolly Science & Maths Teacher KS3
Stephen Knight Music Teacher KS3
Anne Lydon English Literature & Language Teacher; Drama Teacher KS3
Julie Colomiès French Teacher KS3
Andrew Jannetta Head of French KS3
Graham Ormerod Geography & History Teacher KS3
Javier Pérez Prieto Spanish Teacher Lengua, Geografia and Fase Específica KS3, KS4, Bachillerato
Lara Plans Spanish Sociales KS3
Milagros Romera Spanish Teacher for Lengua, Sociales and History of Art KS3, KS4, Bachillerato
Rose Bryant English Literature & Language Teacher A Level, GCSE, KS3
Lesley Clark Head of Humanities; PSHE Coordinator A Level, IGCSE, KS3
Grace Conroy Head of Physical Education KS2, KS3, KS4, KS5
Susana García Spanish Teacher Lengua & Sociales A Level, KS4, KS3
Benjamin Milnes Mathematics Teacher KS3, IGCSE, A Level
Derek Giles Head of ICT A Level, IGCSE, KS3
Rosa Martínez Science Teacher & Laboratory Technician IGCSE, KS3
Ernesto Mormeneo Spanish Teacher for Sociales y Fase Específica; HoD Spanish Director Tecnico; Teacher
Blanca Osset Art & Design Teacher KS3, KS4
Leah Smith Geography Teacher and KS3 ICT Teacher A Level, IGCSE, KS3
Aled Thomas Head of Economics & Business; Examinations Officer; Student Council Coordinator A Level, IGCSE
Pablo Moreno Spanish Teacher for Fase Específica – Mates, Fisica y Quimica Teacher
Andrew McEachen Head of Science; Biology Teacher A Level, IGCSE
David O’Connor Physics & Maths Teacher A Level, IGCSE
David Olivares Pacheco Spanish Teacher for Fase Específica – Biologia Bachillerato
Chetna Shah Head of Mathematics; Teacher of Further Maths; Global Fund for Children Champion A Level, IGCSE
Vicky Wright Head of English A Level, IGCSE, KS3
Ruth Ingleson Year 3 teacher Primary
Gordon McKenzie Year 4 teacher Primary
James Devlin Teacher assistant Lower KS2 Primary
Jill Ormrod Support Teacher Primary
Patricia Arranz Spanish teacher Primary

 


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