Development News

Ready to Start in the New Secondary School September 
On the Move
The Secondary School is packed up and ready to move to the brand new building in Cumbre del Sol in September!


Updated Photos of the Secondary School - April 2018


Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Primary School Extension

It was an exciting day at the Primary School with the 'Ribbon Cutting' Ceremony for the completion of the new Year 5 and Year 6 extension. Current Year 5 and Year 6 pupils and parents were invited to this very special event along with Josep Femenia, Alcalde de Benitachell, Pedro Soliveres, Director General del VAPF, Vicente Mestre, Sales and Marketing Director for the VAPF Group, Nick Rugg, The Director of ISP Schools in Europe, Damian Quinn, Group Property Director, Susana Torices, Director of Finance Europe and Pablo Arrechea, representing ARQUIVIR Arquietctos. Year 5 and Year 6 Pupils opened the ceremony with two beautiful songs: 'Look into the Fire, A traditional chant song, and 'One More Step Along the World I Go', A Hymm by Sydney Carter. (Youtube links: Look into the Fire and One More Step Along the World I Go) Headmaster, Richard Wijeratne, welcomed everyone and introduced The Director of ISP Schools in Europe, Nick Rugg who extended the welcome reiterating what an exciting time it was especially for the Year 5 and Year 6 pupils and their teachers. Mr Rugg then cut the ribbon at the entrance to the new building allowing parents, pupils, staff and other visitors to view the wonderful new extension. Some pupils were able to try out the interactive white boards which are in each classroom. It was wonderful to see Mrs Jenny McCammon, (ex Head of the Primary School), and Mrs Pepa Ivars, (ex Head of Marketing) at the opening ceremony sharing the enjoyment and the ambience of the ceremony and the absolute pleasure and excitement expressed by the pupils.


The Primary Extension is Finished!

"The future of the world is in my classroom today" - Ivan Welton Fitzwater 
After only 8 months of construction, we are extremely excited to tell you that the new building for our Years 5 & 6 is now complete!                                                                                                 A wonderful start to an inspiring and transformative year for all of our Lady Elizabeth Community! 

For the video of the construction and completed Primary School Extension click on the following link: Competed Primary Extension

Latest Photos of the Primary School and Video of LES Secondary School Development - December 2017

For the latest video of the Secondary School Development visit: Development Video

Interior Photos of the Primary School - 16 November

Drone Photos 16 November

For the latest video of the Development visit the school Facebook Page:

or the following YouTube Link: Development Video

Photos 13 November of Development Primary School

Photos 13 November of Development Secondary School

Latest Photos Primary School Extension - 24 October

Below - Artist's Impression of the Facilities in the New Senior School


Entrance Foyer



Sports Hall

Swimming Pool

Latest Photos Mid October 2017

Senior School Development

Latest Photos 28 September 2017

Senior School Development

There have been a lot of changes to the Senior School Development in the last few weeks. The first block is now three stories high and the construction of the second block has commenced. The areas for the other buildings are being prepared for the foundations to be laid.


Latest Photos 28 September 2017

Junior School Extension

The Junior School extension is also changing. Work has commenced inside the building. 

Latest Photos 10 September 2017

Junior School Extension

View From New Junior School Extension to New Senior School Development

Senior School Development

Latest Photos - 19 May 2017

Invitation to Parents to Attend a Presentation in Relation to the Latest Development News

All parents are invitied to attend the Junior School, Cumbre del Sol, for an informative presentation about the development of the New Senior School. The presentation will take place at 7pm on Thursday 11 May, 2017 in The Junior School cafeteria.

Please join Headmaster, Mr Richard Wijeratne, Group Director of Schools Europe , Mr Nick Rugg, Group Director of Communications & HR, Mr Piers Frazier, Group Head of Admissions & Marketing, Europe, Mrs Angela Dudley-Warde, Head of Marketing and Admissions, Sra Pepa Ivars and The Senior Management Team for an insight into the proposed plans and progress of the development of the new Senior School due to open in September, 2018.

Latest Development - 25 April

Machinery has started to remove the rubble left over from the destruction of the wooden houses at the new site of the Senior School. 


Latest Photos - 07 April



Things are happening ...........

The wooden huts are being demolished to make space for the foundations of the new Senior School.


One of the beautiful views from the new Senior School site. 

The Senior School site in relation to the Junior School

Fences have been placed around the area of the Junior School where the extension will be built.

Within a very short period of time since the announcement of the new development, work has already begun on the existing Junior School site and the new Senior School site. Fences have been placed around where additional buildings will be placed on the Junior School grounds and the demolition of the wooden huts has begun where the new Senior School will be built. 


Exciting New Developments for The Lady Elizabeth School

The Lady Elizabeth School and The International Schools Partnership are delighted to announce that the Senior School will be moving to a new, contemporary 21st Century facility on the same site as the Primary School on Cumbre del Sol. The Primary School will also be expanding on its current site, enhancing the current facilities. This is an exciting next stage of development for the School which will now be a single site school from the ages of 1-18 providing continuity of education for all families. 

Richard Wijeratne, Headmaster of The Lady Elizabeth School, said: 

“The Lady Elizabeth School is committed to providing inspirational education for all children.  We are extremely excited to be moving to a brand-new facility that will further the already outstanding educational experience provided by the School.  Together with the International Schools Partnership, we realise the potential of the School and are committed to its future by continuously improving the learning and teaching provision to the direct benefit of the children and staff.”

For further information please contact:

Pepa Ivars, Head of Admissions & Marketing, The Lady Elizabeth School

T. +34 671 69 87 69


Angela Dudley-Warde, Head of Marketing & Communications, Europe - International Schools Partnership

T. +34 667 59 46 10



Contact Us

LAUDE The Lady Elizabeth Junior School
Entrada Norte de la Cumbre del Sol
03726 Benitachell (Alicante)

Tel. 965 790 252


LAUDE The Lady Elizabeth Senior School
Ctra. Benissa-Jalón, s/n
03729 Llíber (Alicante)

Tel. 965 731 960


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