History


The school dates back to 1973 when it was founded by Mrs Mary Blakstad. Originally named Morna Valley School, it was set-up to cater for the many ‘free-spirited’ people that were flooding to Ibiza at that time. In order to cater for their interests the school curriculum included subjects like Pottery and Chinese Calligraphy.

Mary Blakstad retired in the early 1980s and the school was taken over by John and Helen Tunks who, according to rumour, bought it for just one peseta. At this time the school grew to around ninety students.

In 1992 the school was bought by Helen Davenport who built the student numbers up to around 160. This enabled her to move the entire school from its original location in San Carlos to the current Santa Gertrudis site and, for the first time, into purpose built premises.

The new school opened in September 2004 and in its new campus the name Morna Valley School was replaced by Morna International College. Since moving to Santa Gertrudis, the school has seen continual growth, development and indeed success. In 2007 it was purchased by new owners from the UK and has benefited from substantial further investments in teaching staff, educational resources, and development of the site itself.

Today the school is well known on the international school circuit in Spain and is a haven for educational excellence. As an accredited Cambridge University and Edexcel examination centre, the over 500 pupils on roll progress toward completing A Level qualifications and entrance into top universities around the world.

Latest News

Book Day: Literature comes to life

On Thursday 14th March, Morna celebrated Book Day. This involved a large number of pupils and staff “transforming” into a character from one of their favourite books. Potatoes were also…

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Selected for the European Youth Parliament national finals

Six of our older students (Claudia, Hanna, Kali, Leeloo and Marcus from Year 11, and Tamsin from Year 12) represented our school at the regional session of the European Youth…

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Here Comes The Sun, a memorable mid-winter theatrical experience

Our traditional Christmas musical theatre offer this year was a hugely successful performance of a show written especially for our school by our own drama teacher, Sarah Binnie. Featuring classic…

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Morna’s winning tree

Our school were pleased to have provided the “best decorated” tree at the Casa Maca Christmas market that took place this December. The completely home-produced decorations consisted of second-hand plastic…

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“Homemade@Morna”. Our new lunch service comes to life

The second week of November saw the completion and inauguration of our new full buffet lunch service, which will function alongside our already established snack bar. This service offers healthy…

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Primary children now enjoying their new play park

The primary play park was inaugurated at the start of November. This new facility expands the children’s horizons for healthy and challenging, break time activities. The park equipment is installed…

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New individual laptops in the secondary school

The new HP Elitebook laptops are now being put to work in many of our secondary classrooms. This system is currently being piloted by Year 7 and Year 10. In…

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Reptiles in Year 4!

As part of their topic Brilliant Brazil, with a focus on the rain forests, Year 4 had a visit from a reptile expert, they met snakes, chameleons and tarantulas, the…

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Our Primary School choir “Playing for Change”

On Sunday 23rd September, our primary school choir participated in a major musical event at Cala Llonga, organised by “Playing for Change”. The twelve hour concert, involving forty live bands,…

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Congratulations to the GCSE candidates

We would like to congratulate the students that completed Year 11 at Morna International College last June along with their teachers. They took a total of 200 GCSE or IGCSE…

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