The Duke of Edinburgh´s International Award

Pupils in Years 10, 11 and 12 have the option to participate in the competition known as the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award (Bronze, Silver and Gold).

This is a personal development programme comprised of different levels where students complete activities and challenges to demonstrate their abilities to work as part of a team.

European Youth Parliament

The European Youth Parliament is one of the principal forums for young people to debate current political, social and financial issues and exchange ideas. Participants have the opportunity to travel within Spain and abroad for regional, national and international sessions.

Participating in the European Youth Parliament allows pupils to develop a thorough knowledge of the European Union, an understanding of how decisions are made in the European Parliament and the knowledge required to form their own opinions and to discuss issues that affect Europe in a critical and constructive way.

The EYP sessions give pupils the chance to demonstrate their linguistic skills in English and their public speaking abilities. They also use teamwork and research skills, and have a chance to improve their confidence and self-assurance when defending a motion. It is an excellent addition to their CV when applying to international universities.


A Robotics Workshop built around microcontrollers is offered to students in Year 12 and Year 13. The programme builds up from what was learnt in previous years with the LEGO Mindstorms curriculum: Computational thinking is still encouraged in the activities with the added benefit of learning the basics of electronics, the building blocks of real computing.

The workshop fosters team working, bringing students together in collaborative learning to achieve a common goal: to control the hardware (micro:bits, transistors, electric motors, buzzers, LED displays amongst other components) with their previous knowledge of software (Blockly and Python programming language)

Visiting Speakers

Throughout the school year our students enjoy special talks by experts in the fields of science, art and technology. Through these talks, our aim is to enhance our students’ learning experience and provide the opportunity for them to come into contact with real world professionals.

Special Days

Throughout the school year at Caxton College we celebrate world days to support art, human rights, life, sport and culture, among others.

The school organises educational campaigns with experience-based activities in association with some of these special days, with the aim of raising students’ awareness of the importance of human values in their lives.

Some of the activities take place throughout the year are: World Book Day. International Music Day, Internet Safety Day, International Smile Day International Day for Sport and Peace, National Science Day, Freedom of Expression Day, etc.


Our pupils have the opportunity to celebrate the end of each academic year outside of the school environment with trips that last from one night to a week away, either within Spain or abroad, depending on the student’s year group.

On these trips organised by the school, pupils develop different abilities, work together in a new environment and take on new challenges; but most of all, they learn to overcome any fears or uncertainties through these activities.

These trips are an incredible opportunity to improve personal skills such as independent learning, self-management, communication, teamwork, problem-solving and leadership qualities.

One of the most important tasks that the school undertakes is not only to guarantee the academic level of its pupils, but also to provide them with a broad curriculum that offers them ways to develop spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.

School Musical

Each year we give a performance of a well-known musical for children in order to raise funds which go toward one of the charities that we support, the Spanish chapter of the VHL Alliance (Alianza Española de Familias de von Hippel-Lindau).

This artistic initiative allows our Secondary students to demonstrate their talents and English language skills. In addition, it allows both students and adults to work together as a team.

Participating in such an enriching academic activity reinforces the students’ self-confidence, improves their communication skills and enhances their language skills. It also fosters creativity and develops empathy, emotional intelligence, responsibility and commitment in the student actors. Dramatic art is an incredibly fun activity that allows our pupils to form new bonds of friendship.

Mandela Cup

The Student Council organises the Nelson Mandela Cup each year, whose objective is to strengthen the bonds with other local schools whilst providing an opportunity for students to enjoy a day of sport. Teams from the American School, Cambridge House and Caxton College compete in tennis, paddle, basketball, football and volleyball.

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