British, Spanish curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Hastings School

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CurriculumBritish, Spanish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
Total first year fees: €11,300
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Quick summary of key school information

Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average
Extracurricular activities
School bus
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Yearly fees: €10,050
This school has more than one campus in Madrid:
Paseo de la Habana Campus: Ages 2 to 5
Benedición de Campos Campus: Ages 5 to 11
Azulinas Campus: Ages 11 to 14
Sobradiel Campus: Ages 3 to 7
Lorenzo Solano Tendero Campus: Ages 14 to 18

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Number of students


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

For small children between 3 to 5 years old, previous knowledge of English is not required. From Year 1 onwards the school may test the level of English to determine whether the child will be comfortable in class. Children learn languages very quickly. Joining at an early age is clearly an advantage. Secondary students need to have a proficient level of English to enter the school.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French

Use of technology in the classroom

Hastings school has the most advanced technology: digital screens, technology classes, and fully equipped laboratories.

Uniform required


Waiting list

Depends on the grade level.

Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

Potential students may be asked to sit an English exam, or exams specific to the subject areas they wish to study, depending on each child’s individual application. These exams will be appropriate to the child’s year group.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

No deadline.

Students can join after academic year begins


Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, As and A Level

Results in these examinations

2015 IGCSE Highlights:
- 95% achieve 5 A* - A grades
- 100% achieve A* - C in English as First Language
- 59% of all IGCSE marks A* - A

2015 A Level Highlights:
- 50% of all A Lever marks A* - A
- 100% achieve A* - A in Spanish
- 47% achieve A* - A in Mathematics

School bus service available


Learning support offered

Hastings identifies the individual needs of each student and aims to meet those needs through a flexible approach to learning and teaching. Hastings ensures that children work at a level fitting for their age and capacities, and endeavours to support them through a range of interventions including direct support in class. Hastings believes a rich, challenging and stimulating curriculum, and close and constructive work with parents will ensure that all students will be able to reach their potential.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

ICT club, sports club, keyboards, judo, ballet, robotics, debating, chess, drama, abacus, karate.

School provided lunches

Hastings school has its own kitchen where specialised staff prepare balanced and nutritious meals every day. Older children also have the option of bringing a packed-lunch from home, and Secondary students can also choose to have cold or hot sandwiches.

Sports activities included

Physical education

Sports facilities at the school

Paseo de la Habana Campus: play area, 3 playgrounds.

Sobradiel Campus: indoor multi-use space, play area, playground.

Benedición de Campos Campus: indoor gym. PE lessons are offered in a rented sports facility which is 100 m away from the school gates.

Azulinas Campus: indoor gym, playground. PE lessons are offered in a rented sports facility which is 200 m away from the school gates.

Lorenzo Solano Tendero Campus: outdoor play space and play area, multi-use space for fitness, aerobics and dance. PE lessons are offered in nearby rented sports facilities and the pupils will use school bus transportation to travel there and back.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Hastings School is co-educational with separate Primary and Secondary sections for children between 2 and 18 years of age.

Hastings School is interested in providing the best possible education for your child. Each child is treated as an individual and every day the school challenges students to be the best they can be. It means that students at Hastings are polite, friendly, speak at least two languages fluently and are truly world citizens.

The school aims to:

- Provide a broad and balanced curriculum, based on the British National Curriculum and obligatory elements of the Spanish Curriculum.
- Create a secure, stimulating and happy environment for pupils.
- Encourage perseverance, initiative, independence and the pursuit of excellence.
- Educate children to participate actively in all aspects of modern culture.
- Develop a sense of responsibility, concern for fellow pupils, and respect and affection for the school and its community.
- Uphold moral and ethical values, encourage understanding and tolerance of other cultures.
- Develop concern for the environment.
- Encourage the adoption of a healthy lifestyle.

Teaching approach of the school

Hastings School offers the national curriculum of England & Wales adapted to incorporate the minimum requirements of the Spanish national curriculum so that the education of the graduates will be validated by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Essentially this means that Hastings uses approximately 20% of its curriculum space to teach up to native speaker’s level Spanish and the history and geography of Spain. The pupils sit the UK standardised tracking tests known as Pips, MidYIS, Yellis and Alis, the UK standardised achievement tests at the end of year 6 and year 9 (internally corrected), and the school offers the traditional battery of externally set, pre-university examinations typical for any British school: International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE; Year 11); Advanced Subsidiary (AS level; Year 12); Advanced Level (A level; Year 13).