Agrupamento de Escolas de Muralhas do Minho Valença - Portugal


Valença is a small town in northern Portugal​. Area 118 Km2. Population 14 200

Distanced from Oporto 120 Km

Distanced from Lisbon 430 Km

Border with Spain - town of Tui

Cluster of schools

Escola Básica e Secundária de Muralhas do Minho

School population

Students (age 10-18) - 805

Teachers - 104

Administrative staff - 8

Operational assistants - 34​

Education in our school

Basic education:

- preschool – 3 years

1st cycle – 4 years

- 2nd cycle – 2 years

- 3rd cycle – 3 years - National Exams

Secondary education – higher education oriented – National Exams

Vocational Education and Training – basic and secondary education – work oriented

Adults qualification – Validation and accreditation of lifelong competencies

Portuguese as an additional language (students coming from abroad)

Portuguese for adult learners​

School Structures

General Council (deliberative)

1 President

6 Representatives of the teaching staff

2 Representatives of non-teaching staff

3 Municipality representatives

2 Representatives of students

4 Representatives of parents

Pedagogical Council

1 President (the headteacher)

  • 1 Coordinator of :
  • Preschool department
  • 1st Cycle department
  • Languages department
  • Mathematics and Experimental Sciences department
  • Social and Human Sciences department
  • Expressions department
  • Vocational/Professional Courses
  • Projects and Activities
  • School Libraries Team
  • Technical Pedagogical Service
  • Class Directors
  • Educational and Formative Offer

School facilities


Students' room

Teachers' Room


Teachers' and students' Cafeteria


Stationery shop


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