Parnell Academy, a family run business

Has been created to cover the needs of the La Cala de Mijas community and surrounding urbanizations

With the opening of Parnell Academy in La Cala de Mijas, both the foreign and the local Spanish community have their academic needs catered for.

Whether it is learning conversational Spanish, preparing for English exams, extra curricular help for students or foreigners preparing for the Spanish nationality exam, all needs are catered for.


We believe that learning should be fun, interesting and engaging.

Knowledge is the biggest source of wealth.

We pride ourselves in having the best teachers for each subject we offer, language lessons being taught only by native, qualified teachers.

All our class groups are kept to a minimum, mostly only 6 people but allowing up to 8 per class.

Meet Our Team

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Natasha Parnell

Headmistress and partner
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Richard Parnell

Partner and administrator
Maria José

Maria José Curá de Rosa

Psychologist, support lessons teacher
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Esperanza Cortés Martín

Maths, Physics and Chemistry Teacher
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Jemma Holdham

English Teacher
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Serge Mbumba Landu

French Teacher