IES Santa Maria la Real is a secondary school which includes secondary education from 12 to 18 and vocational training education in two levels: intermediate and upper vocational students (included in higher education, which is why we have got an Erasmus Chart).
Our school is situated in a rural area and is not very big. The town economy relies mainly on two biscuit factories but it has also got a Foundation (Santa Maria la Real), which plays a very important role in the area. We are talking of a school with around 480 students and 60 teachers divided into the different types of eduaction. Our school has a wide experience in international projects since 1998, having been involved in all kind of projects inside and outside European actions ( Lingua, Comenius, Erasmus). We are members of Euroschoolnet2000, a network of schools around Europe with the aim of promoting European citizenship and work relationship between schools. We are credited a level 4 on ICT and we have also got a bilingual education in our school, which has started this year. We have experience in sending students with Erasmus grants to European countries to carry out their three months placements. We are also involved in the project STARinnova together with one of the biscuits companies in our area.