Spain: Nord Anglia Education acquires Hamelin-Laie International School
Nord Anglia Education has acquired Hamelin-Laie International School in Barcelona, its second school in Spain and its 79th school worldwide.
Founded in 1989, Hamelin-Laie teaches 1,300 students from 40 nationalities from nursery to 12th grade. It offers the national curriculum up to high school, taught in English, Spanish and Catalan. It then offers an IB Diploma and the National Bachillerato, the Spanish national curriculum, in the final two years.
Hamelin-Laie is a pioneer in trilingual learning as the first school in Catalonia to teach in English, Catalan and Spanish. It is also the first school in Spain to teach Mandarin Chinese, and in 2019, the school became a Confucius Institute classroom.
Andrew Fitzmaurice, chief executive of Nord Anglia Education, said: “Hamelin-Laie and Nord Anglia share the same educational philosophy of wanting to help our students to achieve more than they ever imagined. We’re proud that Hamelin-Laie has chosen to join Nord Anglia and excited by the prospect of what we can achieve together for our students.”
Sas Pont, founder of Hamelin-Laie International School, commented: “We wanted to become part of the Nord Anglia family of schools because of the immense opportunities it offers our students and colleagues. Everyone at our school is delighted by today’s news and what it means for our school community.”
Hamelin-Laie joins International College Spain in Madrid, Nord Anglia’s first school in Spain.