Welcome to Lady Elizabeth School


Welcome to Lady Elizabeth School and thank you for considering our school for your child’s learning and growth. LES has a proud tradition of offering incredible learning opportunities to children from 3 to 18 years old of over 50 nationalities for over three decades.

Our Primary and Secondary schools are on a single campus in Cumbre del Sol, Benitachell, a privileged location on the Costa Blanca close to the popular resorts of Javea, Moraira, Calpe, and Denia.

LES faculty is made up of experienced, caring, and passionate educators and one of the hallmarks of the school is the warm and genuine relationship between teachers and students.
Ultimately, a school serves the families who rely on it to provide for their children.

We invite you to visit the school to see first-hand our engaging and dynamic learning community. I look forward to meeting you personally and showing you around the school.

Until then, my warmest regards.

Chris Akin, Head of School


 To develop lifelong learners who are able to thrive in a world of change and opportunities.

Teachers, students, and parents share the fundamental expectation of a positive attitude towards learning. We take care of our students, encouraging them to develop a Growth Mindset so that they are resilient and persevere when faced with challenges.


  • British International School from 3 to 18 years old.
  • English as language of learning with native qualified teachers.
  • Small groups and personalised education.
  • Convalidation to the Spanish system.
  • Access to top universities worlwide!
  • Amazing learning facilities for sciences, arts and sports!


  • Multilingualism in an international environment: over 50 nationalities with strong language support guaranteeing multilingualism for our students with 100% immersion in English and other languages – Spanish, French and German – and the possibility of learning other mother tongues such as Russian or Dutch. 
  • Broad subjects offer with amazing facilities: over 20 GCSE and A Level subjects for all future options – from Economics or Photography to Marine Science or Tourism – in dedicated facilities that enhance theoretical and practical learning – theatre, recording studio, photography room, libraries, laboratories, sports facilities, swimming pools etc. 
  • Learning beyond the classroom: wide range of activities and programmes with over 30 extra-curricular activities, student-led initiatives such as Student Voice or the LES Times, language trips, house system, international programmes such as ISP Model United Nations, TedXYouth or Buddy Exchange programme, the acclaimed Duke Of Edinburgh award and much more. 
  • Part of the ISP group: ILOS programmes and a wide range of best practices and high level frameworks for the whole school operations from Safety, Safeguarding, Processes, Learning, Learning Resources, Methodologies, Pedagogy and much more.


  • Head of School – Chris Akin
  • Head of Secondary – Tom Davidson
  • Head of Primary – Tracey Skinner
  • Head of Admissions and External Relations – Isabel Calatayud
  • Head of Administration – Esther Arnaiz
  • Head of Marketing – Isabel Fernández-Lerga

Inspections, Accreditations and External recognitions

  • Regular inspection and accreditation from NABSS (National Association of British Schools in Spain), the British Council, and the Best Practice Network.
  • Official authorised examiner Edexcel (Associated Examining Board), AQA and Cambridge (‘Cambridge Young Learners’, ‘First Certificate’, ‘Advanced’ and ‘Proficiency’).
  • Associated centre of LAMDA (the London Academy of Music and Dramatic art)
  • Participant in the Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Robust and regularly audited and updated Health and Safety Procedures.
  • Safeguarding and Child Protection policies and procedures thoroughly implemented in our school. These processes are linked to current best practice in the UK and globally as part of the International Task Force on Child Protection.
  • Active in ISP ILOS Programmes (International Learning Opportunities) and ISP TEDx Youth
  • Collaborating with Cruz Roja, Street Child United, AMUNT and Make a Smile
  • Ranking Forbes: Lady Elizabeth School top 100 best schools in Spain
  • Ranking El Español: Lady Elizabeth School top 100 best schools in Spain