Welcome to Barlavento

International Primary School

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Barlavento International
Primary School
Algarve, Portugal
Primary Education With Inspiration

Welcome to Barlavento International Primary School, Algarve


We are a happy International family school for 3-11 year olds, located in the Western Algarve of sunny Portugal. We would love to share with you an insight into our school through this website.

A message from the headteacher

A very warm welcome to Barlavento International Primary School. We are a happy, vibrant, nurturing campus, where all children are encouraged to take part, strive, celebrate and achieve their ambitions. We have created an inspiring learning culture where children are encouraged to become kind, respectful, independent and reflective learners and develop a positive attitude to life long learning.

Our friendly and busy school provides a ‘school family’ atmosphere in which we believe that every child matters every day. The wellbeing of our children is our priority. We believe that if children are immersed into a safe and caring environment where they have strong relationships with their teachers then they will want to learn and thrive. We provide a rich, creative, balanced and stimulating curriculum which offers a wide range of subjects based on the UK Curriculum however it also includes Mindfulness, Portuguese, Gardening and Drama.

The ‘Barlavento Family’ is a caring and supportive environment where children thrive and develop a thirst for lifelong learning. Our aim is for our children to grow into confident and empathetic young people who have the knowledge, skills and attitudes which are essential in order to become respectful and tolerant individuals and make effective contributions to their local and global communities.

We have an exceptional teaching team and wonderful support staff who always aim to improve the school community and ensure that the children’s learning experiences are valuable and inspiring.

We look forward to working in partnership with you in order to provide the best possible opportunities and outcomes for your child. We do this by engaging in frequent dialogue, listening carefully to your views and suggestions, and actively encouraging you the parents and carers to be involved in the day to day education and wellbeing of your child.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.

Hannah Bergius

Please view these videos to get a little insight into our wonderful school

Testimonials from some of our parents

Year 4 child

"We have two children at Barlavento and I can honestly say they are incredibly happy at school. Both our children are very sensitive characters and...

Year 6 child

"Our son had experienced a variety of school settings by the time he started at Barlavento at the beginning of year 6, and we wish that he'd had the...

Year 5 child

"Barlavento International Primary School has facilitated our son’s growth intellectually, emotionally and physically in an intimate and nurturing...

Pre-reception child

"Over the past academic year, our son has embarked on an exceptional journey through his first year in the pre-reception class. The dedicated and...

Year 6 child

"As parents, we genuinely feel fortunate to have found Barlavento for our two daughters this year. It has been a joy to witness our two very...

Pre-reception child

"We feel so lucky to have Leo at Barlavento Primary School. Barlavento provides a wonderfully warm and welcoming environment for Leo to learn and...

Year 4 child

"Barlavento is a wonderful intimate primary school. It feels like a family and the children get plenty of individual attention due to its size. Both...

Year 5 child

"We have had our two children in Barlavento International school since year 4 and 5. As the oldest says goodbye to primary school we reflect on how...

Year 1 child

"We are very grateful to have found this wonderful school. It is a unique and engaging school that embraces every child. Our son loves this school...

Year 2 child

"We have found that Barlavento International Primary School provides a professionally managed and sound education, with a modern and dynamic...

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