The King has announced that his daughter, the Princess of Asturias, will carry out her Sixth Form studies, the International Baccalaureate program of the United World Colleges (UWC), at the Atlantic College in Wales.

The cost, understood to be 77,000 euros, will be met entirely by the Royal Family.

In order to gain entry to the Atlantic College, Princess Leonor was required to undergo a selection process, as required by the Fundación Comité Español de los Colegios del Mundo Unido (UWC Spain), which consists of an initial pre-selection phase, developed anonymously by each candidate, and a phase final, carried out electronically with a number of different tests.

The academic program will last for two years (2021-2022 and 2022-2023) and includes both science and literature subjects, as well as a special program on creativity (theatre, music, art, etc.), action (sports) and an additional activity that involves service to the community, working with children with intellectual disabilities and the elderly. She will also be taught first aid, conservation of nearby coasts and forests, control of environmental pollution, care and recovery of animals and maritime rescue.

She will join her new classmates in the boarding school at the beginning of September.

United World Colleges (UWC) is a global educational movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures, for peace and a sustainable future. It is characterised by its open and critical spirit. It does not have any religious, political or any other persuasion.