School type Coeducational Day & Boarding
Head of school Andrew Rattue
Co-ed Age Range 1-18
Number of pupils 1,600
Curriculum A Levels, UK, IGCSE, GCSE
Language of Instruction English Since its foundation in Madrid in 1969, King's College has provided children and young people with a rigorous and broad British education. In the last decades, the prestigious educational institution has grown to a total of eight schools in UK, Spain, Latvia and Panama, with more than 4,000 students in total.
King's College, The British School of Madrid is a coeducational day and boarding school which provides British education for children from the age of 2 to 18 years (Pre-Nursery to Year 13). The College campus is one of the largest and most successful British schools in Europe and is built on 12 hectares of land located in a leafy suburb, just 30 minutes from the centre of Madrid. With over 1500 pupils enrolled from 50 different nationalities, King's College Madrid has gained a reputation for high academic standards.
The school's extensive and purpose-built facilities include 15 science laboratories, 2 ICT suites, 2 libraries, an art studio and 2 music rooms, as well as an Early Years Learning Centre, an Auditorium with capacity for 350 people, and a Music School with 5 rooms for individual tuition. Sports facilities include a 25 metre heated indoor swimming pool, gymnasium, fitness centre, 2 football pitches, floodlit multisports area, tennis courts, stables and a horse-riding school.
An experienced careers and university entrance advisory department is available to all pupils and the Oxbridge preparatory group prepares students applying to Oxford and Cambridge universities. 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.
King's College's high educational standards and commitment to quality have assured its membership to some of the most influential associations in the world such as HMC (Headmasters' and Headmistress' Conference), COBIS (Council of British International Schools) and BSA (The Boarding Schools' Association).
Furthermore, all King's College schools in Spain are regularly inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI). In its last inspection, King's College Madrid was distinguished for its 'excellent educational standards' and as well as "the high quality of its faculty and governance".
Tenbury House, a real "home away from home"
Tenbury House, King's College's boarding residence, opened its doors in September 2011 and sets new standards for the quality of boarding schools in Europe. The residence provides a home from home to nearly 50 students from all over the world.
Student residents are encouraged to follow their academic ambitions and can benefit from a structured and balanced array of social activities during their free time, which is enhanced by access to a range of onsite facilities.