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Founded in 1969, King’s College is the largest British school in Spain and the first to have had full UK accreditation through the Independent Schools’ Inspectorate. It is a co-educational day and boarding school following the English National Curriculum and students are prepared for (I)GCSE and GCE AS and A Levels. All pupils learn Spanish and there is a Spanish section for pupils wishing to take the Spanish Baccalaureate from the age of 16. The school has over 1400 pupils representing 48 nationalities and a professional teaching and non-teaching staff of over 140, most of whom are British.
King’s College has high academic standards and excellent examination results and students go on to top universities around the world. An Oxbridge preparatory group works with the most able students to prepare university applications. There is a very experienced Careers and University Entrance Advisory Department. Just recently pupils have gone on to study at Oxford, Cambridge, Berkeley, Yale, LSE, Imperial College London, UCL, Stanford and many other top universities in the UK, Spain and the USA.
The King’s vision is “to be at the forefront of British Education Internationally” with the aim of King’s College to provide students with an excellent all-round education, while fostering tolerance and understanding between young people of different nationalities and backgrounds.
There are three school sites in Madrid:
King’s College, Soto de Vinuelas – the main school for pupils between the ages of 2 and 18 years, stands on a 12 acre site in a residential area about 25km to the north of Madrid near the Guadarrama mountains and surrounded by open countryside. It is well connected to the city centre, just a 20 minutes’ drive from Madrid and the main airport. There is an optional comprehensive bus service to the city of Madrid and its outlying residential areas and all routes are supervised by a bus monitor.
The main school has extensive, purpose-built facilities which include:
From Reception to Year 13, all classrooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards and there are computers in all Primary classrooms. Recent additions include an Early Learning Centre, an Auditorium with seating for over 350 people and a Music School with 6 rooms for individual or small group tuition.
The sports facilities include:
The boarding residence (Tenbury House) opened in September 2011 and offers some of the best accommodation in Europe. Tenbury House is home to approximately 50 pupils from around the world. These high-quality facilities offer a ‘home from home’ environment with shared and individual bedrooms all with en-suite bathrooms, underfloor heating and wireless internet. In addition there is a dining room, a common room, a TV room, a study room, a kitchen that pupils can use to make light meals and a laundry. During the evenings and weekends, the students in Tenbury House have full use of these facilities and can also take advantage of many of the school’s sports facilities.
King’s Infant School, Chamartнn ?Conveniently located in the central Chamartín area of Madrid , the school offers purpose-built facilities for boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 7 (Nursery to Year 2) and has a capacity of 200 pupils. There are spacious, well-equipped classrooms, complete with independent bathrooms for the Nursery pupils, a library, a computer room, two outdoor playground areas with safety surfaces and a covered playground.
At the age of seven, at the end of National Curriculum Year 2, pupils from King’s Infant School automatically transfer to the Junior schools at the main site in Soto de Vinuelas or King’s College School, La Moraleja.
King’s College School, La Moraleja ?Opened in 2007, this purpose-built school is located on an extensive plot of land in the residential area of La Moraleja, 15 kilometres from the centre of the city and overlooking Alcobendas and the Guadarrama mountains. The school currently houses over 520 pupils from the age of 3 to 14 years (Nursery to Year 9).
The modern on-site facilities include a library, ICT centre, science laboratory, music room, art studio, multi-purpose sports surface and gymnasium. All classrooms are also equipped with interactive whiteboards.
At the age of fourteen, at the end of National Curriculum Year 9, pupils transfer to the main school site in Soto de Vinuelas to complete their final four years of study.
Pupils at all three King’s College sites follow the English National Curriculum leading to (I)GCSE, and GCE AS and A Level examinations. There are Induction English Classes for children over the age of 7 who need to improve their English while gradually integrating into the mainstream of the school.
The school has a reputation for high academic standards and excellent examination results with students going on to top universities in Britain, USA and Spain amongst others. An Oxbridge preparatory group works with the most able students to prepare university applications. There is a very experienced Careers and University Entrance Advisory Department for all students.
King’s College has choirs, musical ensembles and drama groups, which participate in numerous events throughout the year. Pupils are encouraged to explore their capabilities in the areas of music and the arts from a very early age.
Sports play an important role at the school and pupils are encouraged to take part in tournaments and local competitive events, in addition to their normal P.E. classes. King’s College currently has football, basketball, swimming and rugby teams participating in local leagues, and also takes part in inter-school championships in athletics and cross-country.
There is a program of optional classes which includes horse riding, ballet, judo, Spanish dancing, swimming, tennis, debating and tuition in various musical instruments, performing arts and craft workshops.
Our policy throughout the admissions process is to allocate the appropriate placement for the candidate so that he/she may benefit fully from the education we offer. The admissions procedure for each school varies according to the age of the candidate. Pupils entering the school at the age of 7 or above are required to sit entrance tests in English and Mathematics and possibly other subjects, while younger candidates are screened by our Educational Psychologist. For those applying to the Sixth Form, admission depends on the results of the (I)GCSE examinations, or equivalent.
?For more information, please contact the Admissions Department at the main school or visit our website.