A British Education

Our objectives are not simply to ensure that your child is bilingual in English and Spanish. A British education creates open-minded, creative and dynamic individuals. Your child will learn from first-hand experience, not just textbooks. They will be encouraged to be creative in their thinking and they are expected to work hard every day.


Play to Learn

Ages 16 weeks to 5 years | Baby education and Day care to Reception

Young children learn through exploration. Everything they do, from kicking a ball, building with blocks and painting, to singing in a group, is done in English and it is designed to help them understand their environment. Sometimes it gets messy, but it’s always rewarding and develops them socially, mentally and physically.


Exploration and Evaluation

Ages 5 – 7 | School years 1 – 2

A more structured approach to the day helps children to start learning how to read, write and count in English.We still encourage children to explore and play, but they are able to describe their discoveries in words and numbers.

Communicate and Articulate

Ages 7 – 11 | School years 3 – 6

Children are naturally curious. In Junior school, we encourage them to learn about things that interest them while consolidating their numeracy and literacy skills. We teach children how to apply these basic skills to other subject areas – such as Science, Art and History.

Interrogate and Debate

Ages 11 – 16 | School years 7 – 11 

As children get older we teach them to think more critically. They learn how to investigate, test and think about things rationally. Classes  are more  focused on formal “subject-based” learning.Nine or ten IGCSE exams are taken at the end of this stage in different subjects.

Think and Act

Ages 16 – 18 

The final two years at school mark the beginning of adulthood. Pupils make choices and work hard during these years that prepare them for university and then the start of their careers. Our students can choose between the British system where once they have completed their IGCSE exams, they choose three or four A Level exams, or the prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme. In both systems they achieve fantastic results that allow them access to the best universities in the world.

University and Beyond

Age 18+

Nearly all King’s pupils go on to university, mostly in the UK and Spain. Academic success helps guarantee a good career but we also want children who have been to King’s College, The British School of Madrid  to become good parents, partners and friends.

The British Way

by King’s College, The British School of Madrid  ®

We have filmed at our schools a series of very interesting videos about some of the main subjects offered at King’s College, The British School of Madrid using the British educational system. Our objectives are not simply to ensure that your child is bilingual in English and Spanish. Our educational model is characterised by a rigorous and broad curriculum, an interdisciplinary approach and a strong emphasis on practical learning, exploration and active student participation.