Madrid
British, Catholic curriculum
Ages 2 to 18

Holy Mary British Catholic School

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CurriculumBritish, Catholic
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 2 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
First year fees: Not public

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Number of students

349

Number of nationalities represented in the school

6

Most common nationality

Spanish

Ratio of local students to international students

50-1

Max. number of students per class

22

Average number of students per class

20

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes - in Infant school we have one per class.

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes, our French teacher is French, we have Spanish Teachers for Lengua and Cultura and the rest are English as 1st language speakers predominantly from the UK.

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

English is the 2nd or 3rd language most of our students but the level is very high (Edinburgh Reading Test Results) All students irrespective of learning need are given support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

We cover Spanish, English, French.

Use of technology in the classroom

We have interactive white boards, data projectors, a computer suite.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, we believe it is an important part of development.

Approximate hours of homework given

10 mins for Yrs 2-4, 30 mins for Yrs 5+6, 1 hour for Yrs 7+8, 90 mins for Yrs 9. This is per subject per week.

Uniform required

Yes, and very lovely it is - the uniform has appeared in magazines.

Waiting list

We are always in demand and yes, for the children entering Nursery, we have a waiting list.

Entry evaluation for students

No but there are base line tests to help identify children's strengths and weaknesses.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

N/A

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

We accept children in Yrs 2-9 throughout the year. We understand that parents change contracts and that finding an excellent school for their children is very important.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

We are a new school which currently has children in YR9 commencing GCSE examination courses September 2016. The movement from Primary to Secondary has arisen from demand of parents to allow their children to remain at the school.

External examinations or assessments available

They will follow (I) GCSE courses across a range of subjects.

Results in these examinations

First results will be available August 2018.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

Children follow the Catholic religion.

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

The school is a Catholic school although we do have children who are not Catholic. They join in with everyone else.

School bus service available

There is a 'ruta' service for parents who have children at the infant school and the primary/secondary school.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes we do and another teacher is to be appointed on September 2016.

Learning support offered

We have a school Psychologist, a school pediatrician and a senior staff member who is a qualified learning needs teacher.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

We have a programme in place for those classified as gifted, able or talented. These are identified from Cognitive Ability Tests and teacher assessment. Extension work and associated support is provided.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

08:50

School finish time

16:20

Supervised care before/after school

On a Tuesday - Thursday we run a homework club but we also work very closely with out parents if there is a need to look after children outside of school hours. At the infant school we have children arriving and who are looked after from 08:15 onwards.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

A wide range considering we are a city school. Our football teams are the best in Madrid - (we are 1km from the home of Real Madrid), we enter football leagues and play every Saturday. We also run dance, theatre, swimming, table tennis, tennis volleyball and Art sessions. Public Speaking, singing and ballet sessions are also available.

School provided lunches

All students have lunch at school provided as part of the school fees.

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

Yes, the food is prepared for students dietary needs.

Sports activities included

The full range of sports are included including swimming, games and athletics.

Sports facilities at the school

We have a padel court, basketball court, football area and area for table tennis. An underground sports hall is planned for 2018.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes, last year we were the top team in Madrid for football at Yr 8 level and we have a sports tour to the UK for football, rounders and tennis. We have at under 12 age the number 6 player in Spain.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

We are a unique British Catholic school in the heart of Madrid. All children are educated through strong morals and with excellent behavior. Boys and girls learn with each other. Children learn to have respect for each other, support each other and enjoy learning. All children are encouraged to achieve their full potential.

Teaching approach of the school

It is very English..... differentiated lessons, pedagogy according to the Ofsted Inspection in the UK which identifies what an outstanding lesson is, well resourced and challenging.

Summary of prices and fees

This school does not make their fees public.

Where exactly is this school?

This school has more than one campus in Madrid:
Junior and Secondary Campus:
Infant School Campus:

Get in touch with this school

Contact email: admissions@holymary.es
School's webpage: www.holymary.es
School's Fees webpage: www.holymary.es/admissions/4590043603
Address: Calle de Cinca, 20 28002 Madrid Spain