Daniela  – Spanish

Enjaulada en la habitación roja 

Pelo en mis ojos mientras miro alrededor. 

La oscuridad me rodea y las paredes me atrapan. 

A el miedo resisto, pero es enloquecedor. 

Una luz. Brillante e intensa. Una señal. 

La luz de luna, me digo. 

Pero la luna no se mueve, 

Y la luz sí; con los ojos la sigo 

Ahora está arriba, de donde cae el agua cuando llueve. 

Una lámpara entonces, qué ilumina el camino 

Pero el camino no hay que iluminar 

Pues desde aquí no veo a nadie (¿O alucino?) 

La sigo con los ojos, – Que me deje en paz. Quiero suplicar. 

Pero sigue ahí. Brillante e intensa. 

– ¡¿No te puedes ir?! El horror me consume. 

No pienso, que pueda ser una mera figura indefensa. 

Temblando estoy. La luz se mueve, y yo espero a que me derrumbe. 

Sigue ahí. Sigue ahí, me digo. Sigue ahí y no me puedo ir. Una luz, que señala un camino hacia otro lugar. 

Una luz. Brillante e intensa. De la que no puedo huir. 

Una luz, aterradora, que no me quiere ayudar. 

-Una señal. Me susurran. ¿Señal de qué? 

¿De mi locura? ¿O de mi cautiverio? 

Puesto que estoy encerrada, y nunca escaparé. 

Peleo con mi jaula, pero de esta nunca saldré. 


Rocío – Catalán


arriba l’estiu 

però llavors s’acaba 

encara que vull que vingui 

això és el que desitjava 

feia molta calor 

Per això al meu vaixell navegava 

Esperant impacient 

perquè els meus cosins arribessin 

Amb els meus amics vull anar 

Per anar de festa a la nit 

Però amb la meva família vaig estar fins que arriba la nit m’estava sentint malalt 

En els viatges per carretera dic 

I aquest poema acaba amb el meu simple adéu



summer is coming 

but then it’s over 

although I want him to come 

that’s what I wanted 

it was very hot 

That’s why I was sailing on my boat 

Waiting impatiently 

for my cousins to come 

I want to go with my friends 

To party at night 

But I stayed with my family until nightfall 

I was feeling sick 

On road trips I say 

And this poem ends with my simple goodbye


Sidney – French

Le château abandonné était enfin en vue.

L’éclat de la lune projetait une ombre sur l’ancienne structure connue.

Le château du Roi Antoine le XII et de la Reine Mathilde IX

L’endroit était très célèbre parce qu’un jour, dans le milieu de la nuit, ils ont disparu,

Et personne ne les a jamais revus.

En approchant du bâtiment, j’ai allumé ma lanterne

Pour mieux voir dans cet environnement terne.

Et soudainement, j’ai cru entendre derrière moi des pas se précipiter.

Je me suis alors dépêché d’entrer dans le château pour me cacher.

L’atmosphère était très différente à l’intérieur,

L’endroit me semblait plus frais et plus effrayant qu’à l’extérieur

Je me suis mise à grelotter mais j’ai continué mon chemin

Alors que je m’apprêtais à monter les escaliers,

Un cri perçant pouvait être entendu de près,

Je me suis alors arrêtée et je me demandais quoi faire,

Allais-je risquer ma vie juste pour ce que j’avais découvert?

J’ai pris la décision de suivre le cri.

Brusquement, j’ai trébuché et ma tête a frappé le plancher

La dernière chose que j’ai vue était un ruban rouge,

Le même rouge que sur le tableau de la Reine Mathilde.

Mathilde? Mathilde!

Je me suis réveillée soudainement,

Et j’ai réalisé que j’étais dans mon lit

Était-ce un rêve?

À cet instant, j’ai vu le ruban rouge qui était dans ma main et je savais…

English translation 

The abandoned castle was finally in sight.

The moonlight cast a shadow over the known ancient structure;

The castle of King Antoine XII and Queen Mathilde IX

The place was very famous because one day, in the middle of the night, they disappeared,

And no one ever saw them again.

As I approached the building, I lit my lantern

To see better in this dull environment.

Suddenly, I thought I heard footsteps rushing behind me.

I then hurried into the castle to hide.

The atmosphere was very different inside,

The place seemed cooler and scarier to me than on the outside.

I started to shiver but I continued on my way

As I was about to climb the stairs,

A piercing scream could be heard up close,

I then stopped and wondered what to do,

Was I going to risk my life just for what I had discovered?

I made the decision to follow the cry

Suddenly, I was tripped and my head hit the floor

The last thing I saw was a red ribbon

The same red as on Queen Mathilde’s painting.

Mathilde? Mathilde!

I woke up suddenly

And realised that I was in my bed

Had it been a dream?

At that moment, I saw the red ribbon that was in my hand and I knew…

It is a great honour to share that this year we have been included again for an 11th year in a row in El Mundo’s best schools in Spain list in the Top 20 Best International schools in Spain.

We would like to thank our whole educational community for their hard work this last year and for continuing to improve and learn together.

El Mundo base their ranking on 27 criteria which you can read about in more detail here:


Where to donate if you want to assist refugees and people in Ukraine.

The International Red Cross

ICRC are helping with urgent humanitarian needs including giving access to clean drinking water and helping improve living conditions..


UNHCR are offering refugees legal and psychosocial help, emergency items and shelter.


Save the Children

Protecting children in Ukraine by offering a network of refugee shelters, humanitarian aid and directly helping families with medicine and clothing.


We are very proud of the exceptional Ebau and A-Level results our departing Y13 students have achieved. All students obtained excellent results.There was a 100% pass rate at Ebau specific exams and A-Levels.

4 students obtained the maximum 14 points in Selectividad and the rest of the students scored between 7.79 and 13.9 points.

These results come about because of the love and support from parents; an inspiring, quality education, and students with the confidence and determination to excel at their exams. Our heartfelt congratulations goes to our 18 graduation students and their parents, and warmest wishes for the next stage of their learning journey.

In science, year 5SE have been experimenting with gravity and air resistance. 

In our first investigation, we tested how the size of an object would affect the speed of its fall. 

In our second investigation, we made three parachutes and changed one variable to test which parachute would have the most air resistance. 

We discussed the importance of a fair test, worked together to calculate our results and wrote a conclusion for our investigations. We love being scientists!

Our House System has been relaunched with plenty of upcoming challenges for students to enjoy. Students from each house will be able to take part in activities throughout the year that we hope will appeal to most tastes. 

The first challenge was from Mr Miguel in Maths, to revise Pi to as many decimal places as possible. We were not disappointed with the results!

I am always impressed by the students at Oakley but the response to this was unbelievable. Many students took part, earned house points for participation and did extremely well. 

As you can see, the winners have managed some truly remarkable feats of memory! 

Congratulations to all who took part. Mr Iain

Year Winner Decimal places House Runner up Decimal places House
7 Ouwen  67 L Carlos   26 T
8 Sergio  161 LP Fernando  143 T
9 Sidney  113 GC Iván   83 F
10 Ania  179 GC Sara   85 LP

Sincere thanks to our community for the generous funds raised during our recent non uniform day for the people of La Palma.
The amount so far is 2849,47€. This will be forwarded to volcan.lapalma@cablapalma.es

Recently we welcomed back to Oakley, a former student and currently a professional basketball player in the WBBL Championship, Paige Ashleigh Robinson.

Paige and her team, the London Lions were visiting the island to play her former team, the Gran Canaria´s women`s team as part of the qualifying matches for the Eurocup On this occasion Gran Canaria women`s team won. Despite the loss, the London Lions still qualified for the next leg of the European championship.

Paige came to Gran Canaria and Oakley from London as a 13yr old school girl. She worked hard training every morning from 6.00am, then school work, homework and more evening training for almost 3 years.

During this time Paige had been selected for the England under 16 squad and was playing as well for the Gran Canarian youth team. Part of her experience at this time was sitting one of her GCSE´s in Barcelona as she was there playing basketball.

Later Paige studied at Florida university where she flourished as a student and athlete. 

Paige´s job takes her around the world playing basketball, a game she loves. 

Paige met and chatted with students from Primary and Secondary and enjoyed answering the questions and sharing practical advice on how she was able to juggle school work and sport.  

It was a pleasure to catch up with Paige and more so as she is a wonderful ambassador and role model for sport, young people and following your dreams!!!!


Thank you Paige, come back and see us soon.


The recent volcanic eruption in La Palma has greatly affected the island and the islanders. The volcano is still active and many more families and communities are being affected daily.
We wish to assist in some way to alleviate the suffering and hardship felt by those affected, our fellow canarians.
La Palma Municipal Council (Cabildo) have advised that they have been inundated with generous donations of materials and produce for the families affected.
The Cabildo has suggested that monetary gifts are the best support the local people of La Palma would benefit from at this time.
There will be a non-uniform day for all the school this Friday 1st October, when those students and staff who do not wear their normal clothes will be asked to donate 1€ or more to the La Palma fund. Funds will go to the Cabildo charity (Donaciones Erupción La Palma). More information on the website – www.cabildodelapalma.es
Volcán ayudas volcan.lapalma@cablapalma.es
Thank you.

It’s been a busy start to the year in 4A, with lots of fun activities. We have been using our whiteboards in maths to help us solve addition questions using the compact column method. In humanities, we have used our devices to research the spread of the Roman Empire, we were amazed at all the countries they invaded. We also used our atlas skills to locate some of the countries the Romans conquered.