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Greetings from  Mr.  Josep M. Soler,  Headmaster

Our school “L’Institut Jaume Huguet”, since it was opened in 1924 has always been proud of its innovative ideas just like the people from Valls who promoted its creation.

During this time a lot of people left their identity at L’Institut Jaume Huguet formely known as Escola del Treball from Valls. It has been an educational reference for the city and region.

The school currently offers Obligatory Secondary Education  (up to GCSE level), Bachillerato Studies  (similar to A levels) and Vocational Training Courses.  The main educational aim of the centre is to give all the students comprehensive training and whit the collaboration of the ANESPRO Foundation, to include for ther occupational training.

Following this educational guidance, the school wishes to educate the children in democratic participation, favouring respectful attitudes towards diversity of cultures and linguistic diversity with their country.

We want to face the future with a commitment to the most innovative ICT Systems that ensure a promising future, and we wish to fulfill it with illusion and work to enrich our educational community.



Our educational  system  is based on the following principles:

  • Education that integrates all aspects of life.
  • Promoting an active participation within the community and the surrounding environment.
  • Promoting measures for diversity to give an educational answer to the students individual differences.
  • Favouring  Autorial action and academic, professional and labour orientation.
  • Educacional  and  Supportive Advice.
  • Enhancing the educational quality and modernity within the school, incorporating the suport and the use of new ICT Internet connection.
  • Learning Foreign Languages such as English and French.
  • Physical Labwork in which the students learn about Technology. Physics and biology.
  • Vocational training courses including mechanics, electronics, management, trading and ICT.
  • Knowledge and Integration in the labour market.
  • Work experience in businesses.
  • Foster relations with other communities and countries through educational Exchange programmes and the participation in European projects.
  • Active participation from the Students’ Family Association (AMiPA).



In 1923 three friends from Valls were concerned about the lock of professional and cultural educacional studies in the town. They decided to create a Labour School, similar to the one which was in Barcelona.

On the 6th of October 1924 the first course was officialy opened at what was already known as the Vocational School, with the presence of one hundred and fifty students and in 1928 the school was transformed into a Labour School.

Since it was first opened Valls’ Labour Schooll has changed its official name several times:

  • Escola de Maestria Industrial.
  • Centre Nacional de Formació Professional
  • Institut de Formació Professional                                                         
  • Institut Politècnic de Formació Professional
  • Institut d’Educació Secundària.

Nowadays, the Secondary School has around 100 teachers and 1100 students, and an impressive variety of courses such as Compulsory Secondary Education, Post Compulsory Higher Education and Vocational Training Courses in Trading, Administration, ICT, Health, Physical Education and Sport, Electronic Installation and Maintenance and Basic Vocational Training Courses.



Our school shares its name with the famous 15th century painter from Valls, Jaume Huguet.  He is known for the prestige of his great Gothic Works, which portray a creative, intuitive style to a range of innovative techniques such as the flemish style. This way, the painter created his own style known as “Huguetià” whose main features demostrate a special sensitivity to colours and light among other techniques.

He was known as a man of wisdom and harmony which helped him to become a highly influential person within his intellectual circle as well as being in charge of apprentices who demostrated a certain pictorial knowledge.

Most of his biographers lend to say that he transmits a simple style, tolerance and comprehension and that he was thougth to be a sensitive man with lots of compassion.