An Inspired School

King’s College, The British School of Madrid is a British school located in the Soto de Viñuelas neighbourhood in Tres Cantos, Madrid. It offers facilities specifically built for children between the ages of 16 weeks and 18 years (from Baby Education&Daycare to Year 13) and has a capacity for more than 1600 students.

It is located in an attractive 12 acre site in the countryside between the city and the Guadarrama mountains, but is well connected to the city centre by bus and rail.

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Headteacher's welcome

headmaster King´s Soto

The best way to tell whether you like a school is to come along and see it for yourself. King’s College, The British School of Madrid offers a high-quality academic education and prepares your children for life beyond school.

We help young people to develop the ambition to compete with their peers from Europe, Asia and America and every year our eighteen-year-old leavers go on to a wide variety of elite universities in the UK, Spain and the USA.

They carry with them impressive personal qualities which ensure that they are in pole position in an increasingly competitive global job market. I am proud of the fact that all of our pupils have the confidence to look adults in the eye and engage in a mature conversation, whether they are speaking English or Spanish.

Visitors to King’s College, The British School of Madrid often comment on our welcoming atmosphere, the friendliness of our school and the positive relationships between pupils and staff. Learning to co-operate, be part of a team and to respect other people and yourself are central to our mission.

King’s College, The British School of Madrid offers the academic rigour along with the values and traditions of a top independent school in England. But like the best schools in the UK, we are a thoroughly modern, affordable, unpretentious organisation looking to the future and not interested in congratulating ourselves on past glories.

It would be a pleasure to welcome you to King’s College, The British School of Madrid on an ordinary working day. Preparing young people for life is what we do best. I hope we have the opportunity to do the same for your child.

Matthew Taylor - Headteacher


The modern on-site facilities include:

  • Two outdoor playgrounds
  • Two indoor covered playgrounds for Nursery and Reception
  • Early Learning Centre specifically designed for children between the ages of two and three years
  • Fourteen science laboratories
  • Auditorium with capacity for 350 people
  • Primary and Secondary libraries
  • Music School with 6 rooms for individual or small group tuition
  • 3000 m² Sports Hall
  • Gymnasium
  • 3000 m² Sports Hall
  • Gymnasium
  • Judo Room
  • Ballet Room
  • 25m Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Astroturf for Football
  • Stables & Riding School
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre
  • Multi-purpose Hall / Dining room
  • Sixth Form Centre


In addition, all classrooms are fitted with interactive whiteboards and there are computers in all Primary classrooms. There are also 80 portable, wireless laptops for classroom use.

Recent additions to the school include an Early Learning Centre specifically designed for children between the ages of two and three years, an auditorium with capacity for 350 people and a Music School with 6 rooms for individual or small group tuition. All of these facilities have been designed to assist the school in fulfilling its educational objectives. Equipment is of the highest quality and the school provides all the educational materials necessary for pupils to succeed in a very demanding curriculum.


Physical education forms an integral art of the curriculum at the school and is also a major area of extracurricular activity. It is considered a healthy way to develop pupils’ physical competence and confidence. It also promotesphysical skilfulness, physical development and knowledge of the body in action. Physical education provides opportunities for pupils to be creative, competitive and to face up to different challenges as individuals and in groups and teams. It promotes positive attitudes towards active and healthy lifestyles.

More opportunities for sport become available as pupils progress through the school, and there is a wide range of extra-curricular and optional classes too.


ISI Inspection Report

King’s College, The British School of Madrid has been rated as “Excellent” in every category in the latest inspection of the school by the Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI)

The body, accredited by the British government, published its last report in May 2017 and concluded that King’s College “is extremely successful in fulfilling its aims to prepare pupils for their future and to help them to become proficient in the English language”.

King’s College schools are the only schools in Madrid that are regularly inspected by the external body.


About ISI inspections

El ISI es un organismo aprobado por el Gobierno Británico con el propósito de inspeccionar colegios en Inglaterra y en el extranjero para asegurarse de que éstos cumplen los estándares y requisitos de los colegios ingleses.

The Independent Schools Inspectorate (ISI) is a body approved by the British Government for the purpose of inspecting schools in England and overseas. As such, ISI reports to the UK’s Department for Education (DfE) in regards to the extent to which schools meet the relevant Standards for British Schools Overseas (BSOs) and comply with the ISI Framework.


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