FOUR international schools on the Costa del Sol have been named the best of their kind in the country.
Aloha College in Marbella was among the top of the list of international schools in a new ranking by Spanish national newspaper El Mundo.
The school, popular with children of British expats, offers a ‘British-style education’ for kids aged three to 18 and has been operating since 1982.
Novaschool Sunland in Malaga and San Pedro International College in Marbella also featured among the top.
So too did Sotogrande International School, which offers an International Baccalaureate programme for ages three to 18 and educates around 1,000 children from 45 different nations.
It means the Costa del Sol officially offers the best education in Spain for international students.
El Mundo analysed more than 1,000 schools and judged them on 27 sets of criteria to create its ranking.
The five best national schools in the country were Estudio in Madrid, Manuel Peleteiro in La Coruña, Agora Sant Cugat in Barcelona , Meres in Asturias and Montserrat in Barcelona.
The top four schools are all private institutions.