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Language of instructionEnglish
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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 5 students / class
Maximum 9 students / class
Extracurricular activities
School bus
School's webpage:
Yearly fees: from: €23,000
to: €23,000
Address: Calle de la Salvia, 46 28109 Alcobendas – 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


Native English speaking teachers

Yes, our teaching staff has a strong international profile, and all teachers have their own personal experiences with the A-Levels.

Language support for students not fluent in English

We offer extra classes for Languages. This creates a bond between the teachers and students, which in turn creates a dynamic classroom atmosphere.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Spanish, French.

Max. number of students per class


Average number of students per class


Does the school employ teaching assistants?


Use of technology in the classroom

Our educational environment draws upon the educational benefits of the best technological tools in the market, creating a context that maximises the creativity of teachers and the transmission of knowledge to our students. Teachers and students work with the best digital tools. The iPad and its accessories work as a computer, tablet, book, camera, notepad, calendar, and folder – all in one.

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)

Our digital resources on the Internet help students link theoretical concepts with reality and provide a basis prior to the lesson so that they can focus on evaluation, analysis and discussion. Virtual classes are ready in times of emergencies.

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?


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


External examinations or assessments available

A Levels.

Results in these examinations

The graduating class of 2021/22 obtained fantastic academic results, having achieved 46% A*-A.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Yes, these improve understanding of the content and the ability to solve problems using prior knowledge.

Approximate hours of homework given

One hour per subject (around 3 hours).

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation


Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Through the personalisation of our educational programme, we help students understand their learning needs and develop specific strategies to solve them. This support is particularly relevant for students with special educational needs.

Learning support offered

Our Special Education Needs Coordinator works in continuous contact with teachers and Mentors to adapt the approach to different learning types. The team counts on professional psycho-pedagogical support that intervenes directly in some instances. The solutions are materialised mainly through the Mentoring Programme, where there are multiple opportunities for academic support and personalised help.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Our Educational Support Department designs individual classes for revision strategies, study techniques and exam techniques, among others, channelling the academic objectives of each student’s Roadmap. It also provides training and support to teachers on how to adapt their teaching practices to fit each student’s unique situation, included talented students.

Student access to education psychologist

Virtus counts on professional psycho-pedagogical support that intervenes on students. Our students enjoy a wide range of resources to maximise their potential, gain confidence in their learning and develop tools that will allow them to cope with their future personal challenges.

Entry evaluation for students

Our Admissions Process include:

- Application form
- Vocational Profile and Interviews
- Student essay, extracurricular activities and achievements
- Meeting with Headteacher

Brief description of entry evaluation required

The Vocational Profile that we carry out for each student, together with their personal and academic interests, allows us to design a Roadmap for their school stage at Virtus to develop them on three fronts: academic, university and personal.
The Roadmap is crucial in determining aspects of the educational programme in which the student participates, how the academic support materialises and the areas to work on with the Mentor.

Waiting list

Our admission process is in line with the rigour of our educational programme, so we encourage families to start the admission process early, since the number of places available is very limited.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

August - September.

Students can join after academic year begins

As an exception, we can accept students during the academic year, however to study the situation, parents need to contact our Admissions department.

School start time


School finish time


Supervised care before/after school


School bus service available

Virtus offers a private bus service for students to get to and from school.

School provided lunches

The school cafeteria provides hot lunches, healthy snacks and drinks. All meals are cooked daily. The lunch service provides a healthy and balanced daily school menu.

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

Virtus offers vegetarian and vegan options and other special diets.

Uniform required

Yes. Our uniform allows students to be comfortable but at the same time to be dressed appropriately and in accordance with the values ​​of our school.

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Chess, Music, Criminology Club, Investment Club, Astronomy, Forecasting Club, Podcast.

Sports activities included

Paddle tennis, climbing, basketball, football, athletics, rugby.

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students


Facilities at the school

Laboratories, multipurpose room, library, patio (outdoor area).

Sports facilities at the school


Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

Virtus is a Sixth Form College, a British school specialising solely in the A-Level stage (15-18 years of age) and university entry. The mission is to bring out the potential of future generations by offering them a cutting-edge education focused on personalisation, innovation and excellence.

Teaching approach of the school

Virtus' educational programme ensures there is one-of-a-kind approach towards the strategy, support and enrichment required for university access. Virtus analyses each student’s starting point using vocational tests, designs an individual strategy for the two upcoming years and works to meet the milestones set, enriching their profile with the knowledge and competencies required for their particular degree.

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