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King's College The British School of Madrid - La Moraleja

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Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 3 to 14
Yearly fees (G7): €11,820
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Language of instruction English
Native English teachers
Extra languages (other than English)
Class sizes Average 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
Yearly fees: €11,820
Address: Paseo de Alcobendas, 5, 28109 La Moraleja Madrid Spain
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Number of students


Number of nationalities represented in the school


Most common nationality

Spanish, British

Ratio of local students to international students

80% of our students are Spanish and 20% international

Average number of students per class

On average there are 25 pupils per class and four classes per year group. Setting (across five sets) is used in some subjects to allow for more personalised learning and smaller groups.

Native English speaking teachers


Language support for students not fluent in English

For a limited number of Primary pupils between the ages of 7 and 9, the school offers an “Induction English” programme. This is a special course for non-English speaking newcomers of proven academic ability, whose entry to King’s College would not otherwise be possible. They receive intensive English classes in very small groups and individual support is provided in mainstream lessons.

From the age of 10 onwards new pupils must have a high level of English to enter the school.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, Chinese, French, German

Use of technology in the classroom

Every classroom is equipped with state-of-the-art interactive whiteboards and wi-fi internet connection. This is supplemented across the school by 3 trolleys of age appropriate laptops, that pupils can use in all subjects.

King’s College School, La Moraleja has a dedicated ICT suite where pupils can work individually and ICT classes are timetabled in this room, once a week, from year 5.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?


Approximate hours of homework given

This depends on the age of the pupil.
As a general rule, in the Infant Department no homework is set but pupils are expected to take reading books home to share with their parents.

In the Junior Department, from Year 3 onwards pupils use a homework diary to note down any homework tasks they need to remember. Depending on their age they are expected to carry out between 1.5 hours of homework per week in Year 3, to half an hour per day plus written work at the weekends in Year 6. In addition to this they are encouraged to read in both English and Spanish.

In the Secondary Department pupils are set purposeful, relevant homework tasks on a regular basis.

In Years 7, 8 & 9 the time allocated varies from one hour per night to one and a half hours, with four homework assignments at the weekend.

In Years 10 and 11 students receive approximately 2 hours homework per night with assignments at the weekend.

Uniform required


Entry evaluation for students


Brief description of entry evaluation required

- Age 5 to 7: pupils are assessed by the Head of Primary. For entry into Year 2, children will take tests in Non Verbal Reasoning, Maths and Writing.
- Age 7 to 11: New pupils applying for entry to the school for KS2 take entrance tests in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Non Verbal Reasoning.
- Age 11 to 14: Candidates take entrance examinations in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and Non Verbal Reasoning.

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

GCSE (Cambridge), GCE A Level (Edexcel). Spanish university entrance examinations.

School bus service available


School start time

9:25 am

School finish time

4:30 pm

Supervised care before/after school

The school provides extra care from 8:00 to 9:00 and from 17:00 to 18:00.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Music initiation, clarinet, flute, saxophone, piano, violin, guitar, drum kit, electric guitar, theory of music, singing, tennis, judo, chess, creative workshop, ballet, Spanish dancing, Chinese, German, French, mind fitness, robotix

School provided lunches


Sports activities included

Swimming, football, basketball, volleyball, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, athletics

Sports facilities at the school

Multi-purpose sports surface, gymnasium

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Since 1969 King’s College in Madrid has been providing children and young people with a rigorous and broad British education. A British education gives the school's alumni the best opportunities to work in challenging and interesting careers all over the world.

Teaching approach of the school

The school's main goal is to foster student development so that each individual reaches his or her full potential in every aspect of school life. The academic rigour of the classroom, adapted to suit the age and maturity of pupils, is complemented by a wide range of enhancement activities within and beyond the school, and standards of teaching and learning are regularly monitored throughout the school.

The teaching and learning strategies are reviewed regularly. Teaching staff access training materials from accepted best practice in other parts of the world. Informative marking of work and the school's monitoring system ensures that pupils achievements are carefully noted and additional support or extension work is given where necessary. Reports to parents and regular teacher-parent consultation meetings add a further dimension to the high quality monitoring of each individual pupil’s progress.

Academic success is underpinned by positive relationships with staff and other pupils. The school stresses and encourages positive relationships at all levels of the school. The pastoral care arrangements and the Personal, Social and Health and Religious Education programme encourage pupils to discuss a wide range of issues, appropriate to their age, and to develop an understanding of current events and issues.

By challenging pupils to strive for excellence the school achieves exceptional examination results. Similar challenges are given in extra-curricular activities, for example the International Award (Duke of Edinburgh Award), sport, music and drama. Many pupils participate enthusiastically in these activities. Modern technology is harnessed to add further challenges to academic classroom work.

One of the key objectives is to develop inquiring minds in pupils, leading to an independent approach to learning with a wide range of research skills. The broad curriculum of the Primary years gradually becomes more focused as pupils move through the Secondary years towards final examinations in their chosen subjects. The result of this is an excellent foundation for Higher Education in the world’s best universities.

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