hi guys, I am new to the forum and new to the possibility of moving to spain with my husband and 2 children, aged 18months and 4yrs. (by the time we possibly move they will be a good year or so older than this), We have family around the Alicante area and due to lots of factors may be joining them. One of my biggest concerns is the schooling issue. I have been able to do lots of research on the net and am I right in thinking that unless a child attends a Spanish state school that all other schooling is considered private and therefore involves a fee?
I have no issues that my children attend a Spanish state school other than the language barrier. I have read so many replies on forums to similar questions and the general opinion is that they are young enough to pick it up. As a mum I just worry that my then, 5 year old, will be totally lost in the classroom if everything is taught in Spanish. I don't want to come across as ignorant as I know we are in another counntry but we want to make the transition for our children as smooth as possible.
Obviously we will be learning the language ourselves and want our boys to do the same but throwing them in at the deep end is a real issue for me. Due to the Alicante area having such a large british community are there any state schools that teach in English as well as Spanish to help the children adapt?
My last question, although I have so many..... but will stick with the schooling for now!!!!, how costly are the international/british school fees? ANy replies would be much appreciated!!