Madrid
British curriculum
Ages 3 to 18

King's College The British School of Madrid - Soto de Vinuelas

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CurriculumBritish
Age RangeAges 3 to 18
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate No
Avg. students per class 25
Max. students per class -
First year fees: €11,242

Fees / Price

School fees, for a twelve year old child , in EUR

Yearly fees: €10,242
When you first enroll your children in the school, some extra fees are applied:
One time fees: €1,000
Total first year fees: €11,242
See full breakdown of fees

School Information

Number of students

1500

Number of nationalities represented in the school

48

Most common nationality

Spanish

Ratio of local students to international students

80% Spanish

Average number of students per class

25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Virtually all staff teaching the English National Curriculum are qualified British teachers, with the exception of some of the language teachers, who are native speakers. Those teaching Spanish language and Spanish validation are qualified native Spanish teachers.

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

For a limited number of pupils between the ages of 5-14, we offer 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.

Additional language classes offered by the school

French to GCSE and GCE A level. German to GCSE.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, this depends on the age of the pupil.

Approximate hours of homework given

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 onward 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 and 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

Yes

Waiting list

This depends on the year group.

Entry evaluation for students

Entry assessment will vary depending on the age of the applicant.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

There is no deadline for registration.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations/assessments available

INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF GENERAL EDUCATION (IGCSE) examinations; which are normally taken at the age of 16. As well as formal classroom teaching, pupils are encouraged to work independently by being involved in project work. Some subjects include assessment of work throughout the school year although most depend entirely on formal examinations. All exams are marked independently and grades from A* to G can be obtained.

A LEVELS allow students to study a smaller number of subjects but in much greater depth. These exams are normally taken at the age of 18. At the end of the first year of the course students take AS Level examinations and at the end of the second year they take A2 exams. As with the IGCSE exams, students have formal teaching as well as project based work. The examinations are also marked independently and are graded from A* to U.
British university entrance stipulations generally require students to have passed a minimum of 5 (I)GCSE subjects (to include Mathematics and English), 2 A Levels and an English language examination (normally an IELTS score of 6.5).

Results in these examinations

Please follow this link to see our examination results http://madrid-soto.kingscollegeschools.org/academic/examination-results/

School bus service available

We currently have 21 bus routes http://madrid-soto.kingscollegeschools.org/school-life/bus-routes/

School start time

9.25am

School finish time

4.30pm

Supervised care before/after school

Extra supervision can be requested, however, this incurs an extra cost.

Sports activities included

Located as it is in the countryside outside Madrid, the main school offers a wide range of sporting activities including; swimming (25metre indoor heated swimming pool),football (11 and 5-a-side pitches), basketball, volleyball, hockey, tennis, gymnastics, athletics.

There are also optional classes which take place during the school day, (usually at lunch time) and include amongst others horse-riding, ballet and judo.

Sports facilities at the school

A 25 metre indoor heated swimming pool),an astroturf football pitch, indoor sports hall and multi-purpose sports courts. Horse riding is also available on campus.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

The main school site caters for over 1500 pupils between the ages of 20 months and 18 years (Pre-Pre-Nursery to Year 13). It is located in an attractive 12 acre site in the countryside between the city and the Guadarrama Mountains, but remains well connected to the city centre by bus and rail.
ACCREDITATION
King’s College is the only British School in Madrid currently inspected by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) of England, a statutory body approved by the British Government for the inspection of independent schools. Standards are rigorous and inspection reports are regularly published. King’s College is also an accredited and founding member of COBIS (The Council of British International Schools), which is a constituent member of the Independent Schools Council of England. As a member of COBIS, King's College is now subject to full UK inspections carried out by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) regulated by the Department for Education (DfE). By virtue of its full British Inspection and Accreditation, the Spanish Ministry of Education has authorised King’s College as a British School in Spain.

The school is an official examination centre for the University of Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (I.G.C.S.E.) examinations, and for the Edexcel/AQA/Cambridge General Certificate of Education Advanced Level (G.C.E. “A” Level) examinations. It is also an examination centre for the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music.
King’s College is also a member of:
HMC (Headmasters’ and Headmistresses’ Conference)
NABSS (National Association of British Schools in Spain)
BSA (Boarding Schools Association)
CICAE (Asociación de Colegios Privados e Independientes - Circulo de Calidad Educativa)

Teaching approach of the school

The school follows the English National Curriculum offering:
INTERNATIONAL GENERAL CERTIFICATE OF GENERAL EDUCATION (IGCSE) examinations; which are normally taken at the age of 16. As well as formal classroom teaching, pupils are encouraged to work independently by being involved in project work. Some subjects include assessment of work throughout the school year although most depend entirely on formal examinations. All exams are marked independently and grades from A* to G can be obtained.

A LEVELS allow students to study a smaller number of subjects but in much greater depth. These exams are normally taken at the age of 18. At the end of the first year of the course students take AS Level examinations and at the end of the second year they take A2 exams. As with the IGCSE exams, students have formal teaching as well as project based work. The examinations are also marked independently and are graded from A* to U.
British university entrance stipulations generally require students to have passed a minimum of 5 (I)GCSE subjects (to include Mathematics and English), 2 A Levels and an English language examination (normally an IELTS score of 6.5).
SPANISH VALIDATION
As King’s College is legally registered in Spain as a “Centre for Foreign Studies” (B.O.E. 245/95), validation in the Spanish educational system is automatic with the equivalent academic years up to and including the last year in the Junior Department. Upon entering the Senior Department, validation of studies may be obtained by studying – as part of the normal timetable – Spanish Language and Humanities following the programme required by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Address: Paseo de los Andes, 35 Soto de Viñuelas Madrid 28761 Spain