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CurriculumBritish
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 1 to 18
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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 18 students / class
Maximum 25 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €6,900
to: €10,500
Address: Calle Barbero de Sevilla, 16 28222 Majadahonda/Madrid Spain
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Number of students

245

Number of nationalities represented in the school

25

Most common nationality

Spanish

Ratio of local students to international students

1/3

Max. number of students per class

25

Average number of students per class

18

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Yes

Native English speaking teachers

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in English

The students receive support from the teaching assistants, through enrichment activities and extracurricular classes.

Additional language classes offered by the school

German

Use of technology in the classroom

All classrooms are fitted with smart boards, the teachers can decide to use iPads in the lessons, the school has a well-equipped ICT room.

Is the school ready to use virtual classrooms when needed? (e.g. teaching lessons online if the school is closed, e.g. during COVID-19 closures)

Yes, we use Google Classroom. If a student is absent due to quarantine, they can participate in the lessons from home.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes.

Approximate hours of homework given

Reception - 30 minutes per week
Year 1 & Year 2 - 1 hour per week
Year 3 & Year 4 - 1.5 hours per week
Year 5 & Year 6 - 2 hours per week
From Year 7 up - approx. 1h a day

Uniform required

Yes.

Waiting list

Currently not.

Entry evaluation for students

Yes, depending on the student´s age.

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Pre-Nursery. We conduct an informal interview with the parent (guardian).
Pre-School. We conduct an informal interview with the parent (guardian) and your child.
Primary school (Year2-Year6). We conduct an informal interview with your child. In case of doubts, the school may ask for providing school reports or perform an assessment.
Secondary school (Year7-Year10). Students will be assessed (online). Also, we conduct an informal interview with your child.
Upper Secondary – IGCSE (entry to Year11, also applicable for Year 13). Students will be assessed in all examination subjects. Also, we conduct an informal interview with the student.
Sixth Form – Cambridge International AS/A Levels (entry to Year 12). The students need their Secondary School Qualifications (e.g. their IGCSE certificate**)
* For all children an interview with the school psychologist may be advised.
** Each student's situation will be considered separately.
*** Students in Secondary School need to have an advanced level of English and present past 3 report cards and a reference letter from the last school

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

The registration is open all year round.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes.

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

100%

External examinations or assessments available

IGCSE, AS/A Levels

Results in these examinations

Above average.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No.

School bus service available

Yes.

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

School psychologist.

Learning support offered

Individual support, Career Advisor assistance.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Individual support, Career Advisor assistance.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes.

School start time

8:45

School finish time

15:45

Supervised care before/after school

Yes (8am-5pm)

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Football, basketball, volleyball, judo, ballet, chess, mental mathematics, parkour, motor skills development for younger children, robotics, arts&crafts, yoga and many more.

School provided lunches

Yes, we provide a snack in the morning and lunch in the afternoon.

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

Yes, everything is consulted with the school nurse and prepared freshly in our kitchen.

Sports activities included

PE curriculum.

Sports facilities at the school

Internal gym and outdoor sports fields.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes.

Other facilities at the school

Two libraries, cinema room, assembly hall, ballet room, judo room.

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Thames British School is a leading International school in Madrid. We provide high quality education following the Cambridge International School Programme (IGCSE, A Levels) and offer the full complement of education from the ages of 1 to 18 years old. We are fully accredited by Cambridge, NABSS and Spanish Ministry of Education.

Teaching approach of the school

TBS prides itself on providing pupils with the highest level of education, and a wide range of opportunities for personal development. TBS' students are prepared to face 21st century challenges, with skills, understanding and, ultimately, universally recognised certificates that open doors to the finest universities in the world.

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