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Education and Schools in Portugal

What you need to know about the system of schools in Portugal, and how to register your child.

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Higher Education in Portugal

Further Education

Secondary School (Ensino Secundário)

This is the equivalent of 6th Form or College in The UK.

There are 2 categories for Secondary Education at the moment in Portugal.

1. If your child is in years 5 - 9 then they still have a choice whether to continue their education in Secondary School.

2. If your child started school in year 1 during or after 2006 then Secondary School is now compulsory.

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Learning Portuguese - Tips

I think we all want to be able to chat to the locals - even if it is just the basics. People always appreciate your making an effort and you also get to learn more about the local culture and your neighbours through doing so. Sometimes, just by seeming to make the effort of conversing daily, you will be well regarded and invited to events such as weddings, birthdays and harvest related gathering such as wine making (not to mention the 1000 other reasons the Portuguese have a knees-up). Many local events go on with only word of mouth used to communicate them - it would be a shame to miss out.

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Council Run Portuguese Language Lessons

This page is a source of Portuguese Language lessons for Expats living in Central Portugal. If you have any council run lessons in your town then please let us know so that it can be published here.

Ferriera do Zêzere, Santarem

3 levels for beginners, intermediate and advanced.

Each level has one lesson per week, 7pm - 9:30pm, from September - June at Escola EB2,3 S. Pedro Ferreiro, Ferreira do Zêzere.
Tel: 249 360 011 email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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600 Primary Schools Closing!

600 Primary Schools Closing

The Portuguese education authorities are having a reshuffle of Primary Schools throughout Portugal, it has beenVenda dos Olivais school closing expected for some time but then announced quite suddenly, with the end of the school year only days away.

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