The standard of education in Portugal is generally high and since entering the EU, it has become simple to transfer between systems with full recognition of qualifications. Schools and colleges are widely available and if your children are young it’s recommended that you put them into the local school. State education is free and most children are quick to pick up the language. Alternatively, they can attend private international schools where they study in English. Further information about Portuguese schools, both state and private, can be obtained from the Portuguese Embassy.